STK-ID 4856

Charles De Gaulle in Canada: sequence on General Charles De Gaulle, Governor General Earl of Athlone, standing by aircraft, saluting - night. Mackenzie King is standing nearby as are the other members of the welcoming committee. De Gaulle inspects honour guard, says a few words to Mackenzie King. Day shot of French tricolor. Cut to General Charles De Gaulle arriving at building with Prime Minister King. Cut to interior shot of group walking by the camera. Shots, mostly CUs of General Charles De Gaulle, of reception line, De Gaulle shaking hands, saying a few words to each and everyone. Sequence on General Charles De Gaulle decorating General Charles Foulkes and other officers, posing with them. Sequence on ceremony at cenotaph, naval honour guard, General Charles De Gaulle arriving, inspecting honour guard, depositing wreath, leaving. Cut to legend on wreath: "Le président du gouvernement provisoire de la République Française". At the airport, General Charles De Gaulle inspects an air force honour guard, stands with Athlone and King by side of plane, salutes, boards plane and taxis away. Final shot of Governor General Athlone and MacKenzie King.


Excerpt from
Canadian News - ASN
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio