• Short Summary

    General Charles de Gaulle, first President of the Fifth Republic of France, made one of his rare social appearances at the 150th.

  • Description

    General Charles de Gaulle, first President of the Fifth Republic of France, made one of his rare social appearances at the 150th. anniversary gala of the St. Cyr Military Academy. Feb 1. In the ornate Napoleon III ballroom of the 100-year-old Hotel Continental, along with hundreds of 'old boys' of St. Cyr, De Gaulle wearing the new dress uniform of high ranking French officers, sang traditional Academy songs. He was at the military school from 1909 to 1912.

    A detachment of the Republic Guard played the Marseillaise and saluted as the President and Madame de Gaulle arrived and were greeted by Premier Debre.

    Proceeds from this charity ball will be distributed among widows and orphans of St. Cyr graduates killed in battle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TC2RLLC60HY4F2MERT4W24VA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TC2RLLC60HY4F2MERT4W24VA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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