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    French President Charles de Gaulle forced to resign after French referendum.

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    GV. Village of Colombey Les Deux Eglises. Various shots of French President Charles de Gaulle and his wife arriving to polling station at Colombey and casting their votes in the referendum deciding the future of Charles de Gaulle's Presidency. Cut to picture on wall of station showing General de Gaulle as a war time leader. Two shots of "La Boisserie", the General's home in Colombey. Various shots of voters casting their votes inside polling station. People are seen receiving their referendum slips marked "Oui and Non". Various shots of the people counting votes in the vote counting centre. A large board at end of room showing that the voting is already swinging to the "Non" - against Charles de Gaulle's Presidency. Various shots of the people in cars and on the streets in Paris at night. Young men and women on the streets, group of police officers moving along street. MS. French politician Alain Poher, now acting as President, laying wreath on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arc de Triomphe. Brief pan with French Prime Minister Couve de Murville entering Elysee Palace, moving through crowd of press. MS. Pan with Alain Poher leaving Elysee Palace. He drives off in car.


    Date found in the old record - 29/04/1969.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:49:27:00 / 01:53:16:00
    UN 4440 E

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