• Short Summary

    On day-three of his four-day State visit, France's soldier-President, Charles de Gaulle - April 7-took part in a ceremony that may well have reminded him of the days before he gave up the army for politics.

  • Description

    On day-three of his four-day State visit, France's soldier-President, Charles de Gaulle - April 7-took part in a ceremony that may well have reminded him of the days before he gave up the army for politics. He reviewed the Household troops on Horse Guards Parade, London. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh he drove in sunshine to the parade in an open carriage. A Captain's Escort was provided by the Household Cavalry.

    On arrival the President was greeted by the Duke of Gloucester, who presented the Colonels of the Regiments of the Household Brigade. The Brigade is made up from the foot guards and the Horse Guards. A mass band drawn from the units on parade played the French national anthem.

    After his inspection from a Landrover, the French President watched the impressive and colourful sight of the march past. Men of the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, led the parade, followed by Household Cavalry. Next came the Grenadier Guards, the Irish Guards and the Coldstream Guards. The mass bands provided music for the parade from a position just in front of the saluting base.

    President de Gaulle and the Duke of Edinburgh returned to Buckingham Palace by car, at the end of the parade.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3FSW3GI5SD8WN8D0K0E4MPB5Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FSW3GI5SD8WN8D0K0E4MPB5Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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