• Short Summary

    General Charles de Gaulle, the former President of France, died of heart attack at his home in France today.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Still of de Gaulle
    0.08

    2.
    DISSOLVE TO Pompidou speaking
    1.29

    3.
    CU Still of de Gaulle
    1.32


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: TRANSLATION: "French men and women, General de Gaulle is dead, France is in mourning. In 1940 de Gaulle preserved our honour; in 1944 he led us to freedom and victory; in 1958 he saved us from civil war. He gave modern France her institutions. her independence and her place in the world. At this time of mourning for our country: let us respect the grief of Madame de Gaulle, and of her children and her grandchildren. Let us promise France that we will not be unworthy of the lessons we have learned and that in the nation's heart de Gaulle will live for ever."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: General Charles de Gaulle, the former President of France, died of heart attack at his home in France today.

    In a special television programme, President Georges Pompidou paid tribute to his predecessor.

    General de Gaulle had been living in retirement at his home in Colombey les Deux Eglises. His funeral will be held there on Thursday, 12 November.

    President Pompidou's tribute was broadcast throughout western Europe on the Eurovision network.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27UWZTDW047I3OKYDJGNXK0VR
    Media URN:
    VLVA27UWZTDW047I3OKYDJGNXK0VR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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