• Short Summary

    The granite Cross of Lorraine -- France's monument to General Charles de Gaulle -- will be inaugurated at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises on Sunday (18 June) -- the thirtieth anniversary of the late General's famous wartime broadcast to the people of France.

  • Description

    1.
    LV ZOOM IN Monument on hill (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    LV Monument ZOOM OUT PAN graveyard
    0.27

    3.
    MV Grave
    0.30

    4.
    LV Monument with graveyard in F/G
    0.35

    5.
    GV Shop A La Croix de Lorraine
    0.37

    6.
    CU De Gaulle souvenirs
    0.46

    7.
    LV De Gaulle's house PAN TO guard by fance
    0.56

    8.
    LV Monument
    1.09



    Initials SGM/0227 SGM/0215



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The granite Cross of Lorraine -- France's monument to General Charles de Gaulle -- will be inaugurated at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises on Sunday (18 June) -- the thirtieth anniversary of the late General's famous wartime broadcast to the people of France.

    The inaugural ceremony will be attended by members of the former French President's family as well as by President Georges Pompidou who will make the only speech.

    The monument stands on a prominent hill overlooking the village where the General was buried 19 months ago. It's over 140 feet (42 metres) high and made of 1,500 tons of granite from Britany.

    Since the General's death, thousands of tourists have come to Colombey where vendors are profiting from the sale of de Gaulle souvenirs.

    Some of the tourists, however, have gone a bit too far in their search for mementos. Guards have been posted at the General's old village home, where his widow still resides, to keep people from tearing down branches on the property for souvenirs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVA0CY1AA2F1782JHJBDV4FO0
    Media URN:
    VLVACVA0CY1AA2F1782JHJBDV4FO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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