• Short Summary

    Communist opponents set off sirens during De Gaulle's address to mass meeting at Verdun.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DE GAULLE BEATS SIRENS".

    Verdun, France.

    Massed crowds gathered to greet General De Gaulle at town of Verdun. General Charles De Gaulle walking towards camera waving to crowds. Close up shot of General De Gaulle. Several shots of General De Gaulle shaking hands with people in crowd. General De Gaulle walking towards camera with crowds cheering. General De Gaulle shaking hands with crowds.

    Long shot of tall statue on hill. Close up shot of name on statue "Verdun." Close up shot of statue. Huge crowds gathered to hear De Gaulle speaking. Long shot of General De Gaulle speaking to crowds from dais - masses gathered to listen. General De Gaulle standing on dais speaking - he has speech interrupted by sirens. He waits for sirens to stop whilst masses sing Marseillaise. Long shot, pan along crowds singing Marseillaise. General De Gaulle continues speech. Crowd cheering.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1432.16
    Media URN:
    47085
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:55:00 / 01:25:41:00
    Canister:
    48/52

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