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  • Short Summary

    1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, Charles De Gaulle attends Opening Ceremony

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    Various shots of parachutists landing on snow at opening ceremony. Brief shot of Games helpers in hooded outfits. French President Charles De Gaulle climbs steps with other dignitaries. Zoom in from wide shot to President De Gaulle taking his seat. Tighter shot of De Gaulle taking his seat. Wide pan from spectators to team of competitors marching past. Higher pan from spectators to teams marching past. Tighter shot of West Germany team marching past, and close up of competitors in futuristic looking suits. Close up of East Germany team marching past, in much more traditional, less modern outfits. Wide shot of Austria's team marching past. Tighter shot of Austria team in black coats and woolly hats. Wide pan of opening ceremony. Tight close up of Bulgaria's team marching past in sheepskin coats. Tight close up of East Germany's team, possibly, marching. Shot of Charles De Gaulle applauding, tighter shot of De Gaulle and another dignitary applauding. Mid shot of USA team marching past. Spectators applauding. Wide pan from spectators to Great Britain team marching past. Tighter shots of Great Britain team marching past in black jackets and caps, including tight close up. Mid shot of Italy team marching past in leather coats, they raise their hats off their heads as they pass President De Gaulle. Close up De Gaulle applauding. Mid shot Austria team marching.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:05:21 / 10:08:38

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