• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOOK A MILITARY FAREWELL TODAY (FRIDAY) OF FRENCH ARMED FORCES CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL CHARLES AILLERET WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRAFT CRASH ON REUNION ISLAND LAST SATURDAY (9 MARCH).

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    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TOOK A MILITARY FAREWELL TODAY (FRIDAY) OF FRENCH ARMED FORCES CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL CHARLES AILLERET WHO DIED IN AN AIRCRAFT CRASH ON REUNION ISLAND LAST SATURDAY (9 MARCH).

    THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE SALUTE AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ARMED FORCES MARCHED PAST THE COFFINS OF GENERAL AILLERET, AND SOME OF THE 18 PEOPLE WHO DIED WITH HIM IN THE CRASH, LAID OUT ON THE FORECOURT OF THE ELYSEE PALACE.

    LATER ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL OF HIS MINISTERS THE PRESIDENT JOINED A PACKED CONGREGATION AT THE CHURCH OF SAINT-LOUIS DES INVALIDES - A FEW YARDS FROM NAPOLEON'S TOMB - AS A PRIEST CONDUCTED THE SERVICE OVER THE COFFINS OF THE DEAD, LAID OUT IN FRONT OF THE ALTAR.

    GENERAL AILLERET WAS TO BE BURIED WITH HIS WIFE AND YOUNG DAUGHTER, ALSO VICTIMS OF THE CRASH, IN NORMANDY LATER TODAY.

    NOBODY HAS YET BEEN NAMED TO SUCCEED GENERAL AILLERET, A MAJOR ARCHITECT OF FRANCE'S MULTI-DIRECTIONAL NUCLEAR STRIKE POLICY. MEANTIME, GENERAL EMILE CANTAREL, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE WAR COUNCIL, HAS TAKEN OVER THE POST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ILOC6BU9A5DZFV98INOZ7QVU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ILOC6BU9A5DZFV98INOZ7QVU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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