French government holds emergency meeting after General De Gaulle's shock announcement.
Unissued / unused material.
Emergency government meeting following General De Gaulle's surprise announcement that he is prepared to take power. Paris, France.
Various shots of politicians arriving at night at Elysee Palace:
Mr. Mutter (Minister of Algeria), Mr. Houphouet-Boigny, Jacques Bordeneuvre (alt. sp. Bordenvue) (Minister of Fine Art), Mr. Boscary, Mr. Maroselli, Paul Bacon (Minister of Labour), General Corniglio Molinier, Edgar Faure, Paul Ribeyre, Pierre Pflimlin (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Rene Pleven (Foreign Minister), Guy Mollet (former French Prime Minister). Jacques Duclos (Communist Leader) - called in on consultation.
Pflimlin making statement to newspaper reporters. Mollet leaving after meeting. Edouard Bonnefous (French Post Master General) leaving.
Various shots cameramen, photographers and reporters.
Date on dope sheet is 16/05/1958.