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    De Gaulle with Emperor Haile Selassie touring a railway station and school during official visit.

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    Unissued / unused material - some dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    VS President General Charles de Gaulle of France and his delegation including his Foreign Minister, Mr Couve de Murville, seated on the opposite side of the conference table in talks with the Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and his government. CU Chandelier. MS Salon. VS Interior of the Emperor's Palace showing decor, the wall hangings, tables, etc. MS One of the palace lions, chained, walks along the high wall around the Jubilee Palace. A keeper with a stick occasionally prods him to make him go back the other way. Eventually he lies down on the wall.

    LS The congregation arriving at a church in Addis Ababa. MS Priests and clergymen wait on the church steps for the politicians' arrival. MS De Gaulle and Mme de Gaulle arriving at church and being greeted by the clergy. MS De Gaulle and his wife seated on thrones at the front of the congregation in the church. VS De Gaulle and his wife leaving the church, crowds gather around their Rolls Royce car. LS Crowds gathered in the street around the Rolls Royce as it passes through a township.

    VS De Gaulle and the Emperor make an official visit to a railway station in Addis Ababa followed by a large group of dignitaries and newsmen. MS Pan across a group of children and adults waving flags. VS De Gaulle and the Emperor visiting a French School in Addis Ababa. VS The party's motorcade drives away from the school with motorcycle escort. MS A group of children possibly outside a hospital, hold photographic portraits of the Emperor and De Gaulle as they wait for their arrival. LS Pan across the 3-storey building with crowds of people waiting. MS and CU Women, possibly nurses, dressed in white awaiting arrival of the Emperor and de Gaulle. VS De Gaulle and the Emperor arriving in Rolls Royce.

    Note: Date on original record: 01/09/1966. Contemporary paperwork is unclear whether the last visit is to the school or a hospital, or both.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:33:00 / 01:13:58:00
    UN 4172 B

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