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

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    Wide shot of ceremony as Olympic flag is carried down steps. Pan from crowd to flag, and close up French team watching flag being carried. Wide shot of men marching slowly with flag, then tighter shot. Wide zoom to flag being marched to flag pole. Nice pan from flag bearer to huge Olympic flag being raised. Wider shot of huge flag being raised, then tight close up. Wide shot of flag being raised, then wide of several Olympic flags flying above spectators. Zoom from wide to limp Olympic flag hanging on flag pole. Close up De Gaulle clapping. Mid shot people marching. Mid shot helicopters flying over, then close up of items being dropped into crowd. Mid shot President De Gaulle watching. Nice shots of items, possibly petals, floating down from the sky to the spectators. Nice mid shot De Gaulle and party as the petals fall on them, and the women in the group try and catch them. Olympic flags being dropped from the sky, falling to earth. Mid shot Alain Calmat enters arena with Olympic torch. Zoom from wide of arena to Calmat with torch. Zoom from Calmat to wide shot of arena as he approaches huge staircase to the Olympic flame. Tight close up Calmat jogging up stairs case with torch. Wide shot of staircase as he reaches the top. Close up of him holding torch aloft, then as he lights the Olympic flame. Slightly shaky zoom from wide of staircase to Calmat as he lights the flame. Pan across cheering spectators. Close up Olympic flame burning. Wide shot of ceremony with teams marching out.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    10:11:36 / 10:15:30

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