"OUI" FOR DE GAULLE A landslide victory for DeGaulle's new constitution in France's referendum. Record numbers go to the polls and tally a 4-1 majority, an overwhelming mandate for the new Fifth Republic.
"THE BIRDS" OPENS AT CANNES At Cannes, the International Film Festival opens with "The Birds," Alfred Hitchcock's thriller that is flying high around the world. The director releases a flock of birds dramatically over the crowd.
'MYSTERY' BOMBER TAKES OFF The new bombing plane, built for France by the Douglas company, takes off in Inglewood, California for spectacular speed trials at Mines Field. Experts agree that it's probably the fastest war plane in the air today.
1922 WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPION - HD Suzanne Lenglen, the women's tennis champion in France, hits practice balls on the court. Mastered in Apple Pro Res 422 HQ and Uncompressed, available in all forms of HD and SD.
1942 FOOTAGE OF THE BATTLE OF DIEPPE Black and white 1942 WW II footage of The Battle of Dieppe on the northern shore of France emphasizes the brutality of the incident which claimed several thousand soldiers, most of whom were Canadians. The battle is being remembered by one of the survivors in a new book titled "Dieppe."
Date: November 9, 1993 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:08:00, No Audio
1955 TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER Europe’s nine-day cross country bicycle marathon, the Tour De France, carries its bicycle riders through spectacular scenery including the Maritime Alps and more. Louison Bobet of France finished first followed closely by Belgium's Jean Brankart.
Date: July 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
1964 LE MANS GRAND PRIX & CARNIVAL More than 250,000 people gather to enjoy the annual Le Mans Grand Prix endurance race, and a carnival for those duller moments of the 24-hour race. Some also nap, shave and play golf to pass the time until Italian amateurs Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella cross the finish line first.
1964 UNESCO CONFERENCE IN PARIS - HD Delegates from around the world attend the 1964 UNESCO general conference held in Paris, France. UNESCO sponsors programs in education, science, culture, literacy, and teaching. Direct transfer from film, Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 1080p.
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