General Charles de Gaulle lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier and meets Pope in Rome.
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French premier General Charles de Gaulle in Italy.
CU sign "S. Martino". Panning down shot of Victor Emmanuel II Monument. MS General de Gaulle walking with Gronchi. LS de Gaulle standing on steps of Monument. Press photographers. Various CUs crowd. CU de Gaulle speaking, cut-ins of crowd applauding. Various shots of crowds. MS Italian war veterans with the banners. Various shots of de Gaulle speaking. Field dotted with Italian flags. MS Italian Guard of Honour. MS train approaching station. LS de Gaulle alighting from train, pan with him as he walks past crowds. CU Italian guards in ceremonial dress. MS de Gaulle walking towards camera, with Italian chiefs of staff. Travelling shot passing crowds. De Gaulle lays wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Various shots of de Gaulle walking around French Military Cemetery at Monte Mario. CU de Gaulle signing visitors' book. CU tombstone of French Arab soldier.
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Various shots of de Gaulle walking in the ground of Quirinale Palace, Rome. Panning down shot of Quirinale Palace. Various shots of de Gaulle accompanied by Mayor of Rome, walking toward car, shaking hands with Mayor and climbing into car. Papal Guards, pan to de Gaulle's car, accompanied by motorcade, arriving. MS cars arriving. Various shots of de Gaulle's audience with Pope John XXIII (formerly Cardinal Roncalli). CU clock at 10 minutes past 11. CU de Gaulle walking past Pope and making exit. Two CUs Papal Guards. MS & CU Pope John. MS Pope John and de Gaulle having private audience.
Date on dope sheet is 19/06/1959.