• Short Summary

    De Gaulle speaks while riots break out in Paris.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Paris. De Gaulle Opens Referendum Campaign".

    Paris, France.

    GV General Charles de Gaulle climbing steps to dais in the Place de la Republique to make his speech. GV Massed crowds. SV General de Gaulle on dais waving his arms. CU Other politicians seated watching. GV Elevated, De Gaulle speaking from the dais. CU French politician, pan to Pierre Pflimlin.

    GV A street where riots have broken out and gendarmes standing in front of camera. GV Rioters throwing stones at gendarmes (2 shots). GV Police surging forward throwing tear-gas bombs and using their truncheons driving the rioters back. SV Gendarmes chasing rioters into doorway and others along street. CU Nurse dabbing something on a gendarme's chin where he has been hit.

    Top view, General de Gaulle making his way through crowds shaking hands with some of them. CU General de Gaulle shaking hands with his followers. CU Two men in crowd looking unimpressed. GV General de Gaulle's car with motorcycle escort coming towards camera and they turn corner just in front of camera, camera pans with them into back view.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    Not available
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:29:13:00 / 10:30:22:00

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