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  • Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Wide shot of arena, zoom in to Japan team. Tighter shot Japan team marching and close up Japanese athletes. High shot Japan flag bearer joins line of flag bearers. Mid shot Netherlands team marching past. Close up Poland team marching past, pans tighter. Nice close up female dignitary filming proceedings with camera. Close up Poland athletes waving to President De Gaulle. Mid shot Poland team marching past. Mid shot possibly Lichtenstein team. Wide shot teams marching. Mid shot Switzerland team marching. Tighter shot then close up of Switzerland team marching in white coats. Wide shot of arena, and then tighter of unknown team marching. Mid shot France team marching past, tighter shot of French female competitors walking in smart modern outfits. Various close ups of French men marching in odd looking outfits. Wide shot of ceremony showing huge staircase to Olympic flame at rear. Brief close up applauding spectators. Pan across ceremony. Charles De Gaulle addresses the ceremony (no audio). Brief shot of gun firing a salute.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:08:38 / 10:11:36

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