• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (MONDAY) KEPT TO LOCAL PROBLEMS AND AWAY FROM CONTROVERSY WHEN HE ADDRESSED 4,000 CHEERING ANDORRAN RESIDENTS A CO-RULER OF THE TINY MOUNTAIN PRINCIPALITY LODGED HIGH IN THE PYRENEES BETWEEN FRANCE AND SPAIN.

  • Description


    MOUNTAINS; DE GAULLE ARRIVES; CHEERING CROWD; DE GAULLE WITH OFFICIAL PARTY THROUGH STREETS; DE GAULLE SPEAKING.




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    Background: PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (MONDAY) KEPT TO LOCAL PROBLEMS AND AWAY FROM CONTROVERSY WHEN HE ADDRESSED 4,000 CHEERING ANDORRAN RESIDENTS A CO-RULER OF THE TINY MOUNTAIN PRINCIPALITY LODGED HIGH IN THE PYRENEES BETWEEN FRANCE AND SPAIN.

    IT WAS THE FIRST VISIT OF A FRENCH HEAD OF STATE SINCE FRANCE'S RULERS BECAME CO-PRINCES OF ANDORRA SEVEN CENTURIES AGO.

    FIRMLY TREADING ON RUMOURS OF FRICTION BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THE SPANISH CO-PRINCE, MONSIGNOR IGLESIAS Y NAVARRI, BISHOP OF URGEL, THE GENERAL SAID HE HELD HIS SPANISH OPPOSITE IN THE HIGHEST ESTEEM.

    HOWEVER, HE DID NOT MEET THE BISHOP WHO WAS ABSENT ON CHURCH BUSINESS DURING THE PRESIDENT'S SIX-HOUR VISIT.

    ADDRESSING 4,000 PEOPLE IN ANDORRE-LA-VIEILLE'S MAIN SQUARE, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE PROMISED BUILDING PROJECTS AND BROKE INTO CATALAN SHOUT "LONG LIVE ANDORRA." HE ALSO LED THE CROWD IN SINGING THE MARSEILLAISE.

    STRICT SECURITY WAS MAINTAINED FOR THE VISIT, CARRIED OUT UNDER CONDITIONS NIGHTMARISH FOR THE PRESIDENT'S BODY-GUARD. MORE THAN 1,000 FRENCH PLAIN CLOTHESMEN MINGLED WITH THE CROWD AND MANNED THE LONG, WINDING ROAD LEADING UP INTO ANDORRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEHJBCXOPBFN2MSU9LF1LJAG5A
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHJBCXOPBFN2MSU9LF1LJAG5A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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