General de Gaulle's visit to Madagascar: Scenes of enthusiastic friendliness - reminiscent of the beginning of his tour of the island - again greeted the French President when he visited the townships of Ihosy and Tulear.
Double shot de Gaulle's car waters Tulear.
GV PAN Crowds
STV Crowds fighting
LV De Gaulle mounts Dais
SV De Gaulle
SV De Gaulle shakes hands with crowd.
DOUBLE SHOT De Gaulle on route to Ihosy.
SV Crowds line streets - as car approaches.
CUP TIPE Ditto.
REAR V. Natives run behind car.
STV PAN Ditto.
SV Banner welcoming de Gaulle.
SV De Gaulle shakes hands - crowd.
SV De Gaulle presented with statuettes.
SV An ox - another gift to de Gaulle.
SV Pan. De Gaulle waves from x car as he drives away.
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Background: General de Gaulle's visit to Madagascar: Scenes of enthusiastic friendliness - reminiscent of the beginning of his tour of the island - again greeted the French President when he visited the townships of Ihosy and Tulear. At one point there was too much enthusian, and the police had to intervene to keep order.
De Gaulle mingled with the crowds in both places, and among those who greeted him were school children waving flags and natives dancing and singing. As crowds rax along the reads beside his car, the air was filled with the sound of drawing ten-tons. Some of the native tribal warriors travelled four days through the bush to see the General.
At Ibony - in a mountainous district in the centre of Madagascar - General de Goalie was presented with an ox and a statuette.
At Tulear, a small port on the south-west coast, General de Gaulle once more underlined the aims of the French Community, and President Tsiranana praised him as a great man and great representative of France.