NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 10, 1970
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(Studio) Former French President Charles DeGaulle dies of heart attack at 79; will specifies simple funeral; memorial mass for world leaders in Paris Thursday
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Colombey, France) DeGaulle's body in small, isolated town; life slow, no speeches or music at funeral.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Paris, France) News shocks people; flags at 1/2 mast; no French government officials will attend funeral.
REPORTER: David Burrington
(No location given) DeGaulle got military fame in World War I; became symbol of Free France in World War II, led Free French movement; hailed as French savior after World War II; stepped down from power in 1946; accepted power again in 1958, vowing to end Algerian insurrection; in 1968 student uprising led to vote of no-confidence and DeGaulle stepped down.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman