Nancy/Bourges....French President Charles De Gaulle left Paris the afternoon of May 14th for Nancey where?
C.U. Sign (BOURGES 45m) (2 SHOTS)
M.V. Exhibition building.
S.C.U. Entrance to exhibition building, (DU PRESENT, DE L'AVENIR, ET DU TENDRE PASSE.)
C.U. Sign above door, (DU PRESENT)
M.V. Angle view of exhibition building and tilt down.
M.V. Line of soldiers.
C.U. Medals on soldiers chest and Zoom out to S.C.U. soldier.
M.V. De Gaulle arrives in car.
M.V. Cheering crowds.
M.V. De Gaulle addresses soldiers.
M.V. De Gaulle walks down road with officials.
S.C.U. Officials walk towards president De Gaulle. (2 SHOTS)
S.V. Officials greet president De Gaulle.
S.C.U. De Gaulle among crowds.
M.V. Group of officials walk with De Gaulle.
C.U. De Gaulle among crowds. (3 SHOTS)
M.V. De Gaulle and officials.
C.U. De Gaulle talking. (2 SHOTS)
S.V. People looking at plan of the exhibition building.
M.V. Modern room with Zodiac sign on wall, zoom into sign.
M.V. De Gaulle,
S.V. De Gaulle shaking people's hands. (3 SHOTS)
S.V. Modern sculpture.
C.U. Modern painting.
C.U. Sign IN FRENCH.
S.V. De Gaulle inspects exhibits. (4 SHOTS)
S.C.U. De Gaulle drinks glass of wine.
C.U. Modern art sculptures and other exhibits. (3 SHOTS)
S.C.U. Sign IN FRENCH.
C.U. Modern art exhibits. (3 SHOTS)
M.V. De Gaulle with officials inspect exhibits.
M.V. De Gaulle's car in front of exhibition building.
M.V. De Gaulle walks down steps of exhibition building.
S.C.U. De Gaulle among crowds. (3 SHOTS)
S.V. Crowd clapping.
S.V. De Gaulle waving from car.
S.V. Official talks to Clergyman.
M.V. De Gaulle in his car.
300 feet uncut:
- general views - sign:BOURGES - etc.
- de Gaulle arrives met by General Gombeau; with Malraux and Monnet, tours various rooms of Maison de la Culture.
- further shots of tour round Maison de la Culture. De Gaulle leaves.
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Background: Nancy/Bourges....French President Charles De Gaulle left Paris the afternoon of May 14th for Nancey where he inspected a new ???telescope and Bourges where he was shown about the city's new cultural center by Culture Minister Andrew Malraux.
The French President arrived in Nancey by helicopter. The radio telescope there is reported to be the largest of its kind in the world. With it French scientists plan to study radio signals from CTA 102-- a source of signals some scientists believe might come from a distant civilisation.
From Nancey, the President drove to Bourges, De Gaulle's motorcade was stopped many times by swarms of enthusiastic villagers along the way. The brief provincial trip would seem to indicate that De Gaulle is still a favourite with the crowds. Typically disregarding security arrangements, he slowed down the motorcade to mingle with the crowd, shake hands and pat the heads of the children.
Inspecting the cultural center of Bourges, De Gaulle pledged his government to maintain high standards of French culture. He said, "in our modern world culture is not only a refuge and a consolation in an essentially mechanical, materialist and hurried world, it is also the condition of our civilization." He added that no matter how fast modern civilization may push ahead, "it is the mind which will be in command."
After inspecting the Bourges center-- the first of some 24 to be built in provincial towns-- De Gaulle left by helicopter for his Lorraine Province residence at Colombey le Deux Eglises, where he is to spend the weekend.