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    General de Gaulle visits French warship and Dakar University during trip to Senegal.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    General Charles de Gaulle in Africa - visits French warship, at inauguration of Dakar University, arrival in Mouakchott and visits Saint Louis du Senegal, French West Africa (Senegal).

    Various shots of General de Gaulle being driven through crowded streets, cut-ins of crowd. Various shots of General de Gaulle visiting French warship "De Grasse", looking at patrol boats at sea and navy aircraft fighters in flight.

    Various shots of inauguration of the Dakar University. LS De Gaulle's plane. MS De Gaulle alighting from plane and being welcomed by Mauritanian Premier Mr. Mokhtar Ould Dadda and officials. MS Guard of Honour. Various shots of flag ceremony over first cornerstone of the future capital. Various shots of tribal dances being performed in honour of General de Gaulle.

    Various shots of General de Gaulle being driven past enthusiastic crowds. Travel shot over bridge, showing traditional boat regattas on river. LS De Gaulle's car driving over bridge. Various shots of de Gaulle's drive past crowds, arriving at Palace. CUs African women clapping hands and singing. Aerial views Saint Louis du Senegal.

    Various shots of French Foreign Minister Couve de Murville, French Premier Michel Debre and Mali Premier Dia at the Palace Saint Louis du Senegal and entering conference room. LS General de Gaulle seated at conference table. Two shots of Ministers seated at conference table.

    Various shots of traditional boat races and motor boat races in honour of General de Gaulle. Two shots of General de Gaulle seated in stand. Various shots of traditional tribal dances being performed in honour of General de Gaulle. MS General de Gaulle being driven in open car. CU armed troops holding back crowds. LS General de Gaulle making speech from stand, Dakar. Crowd applauding. MS de Gaulle speaking. CU people in crowd. LS General de Gaulle speaking. Two shots of crowd. LS de Gaulle.

    Date on dope sheet is 14/12/1959.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:38:00 / 01:37:10:00
    UN 3293 E

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