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    GENERAL DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) DECORATED GENERAL LAURIS NORSTAD, RETIRING SUPREME COMMANDER ALLIED FORCES EUROPE, WITH THE GRAND CROSS OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR.

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    GENERAL DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) DECORATED GENERAL LAURIS NORSTAD, RETIRING SUPREME COMMANDER ALLIED FORCES EUROPE, WITH THE GRAND CROSS OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR. THE PRESIDENT, WEARING HIS GENERAL'S UNIFORM, HIMSELF TOOK THE CEREMONIAL PARADE, ORDERING THE TROOPS TO PRESENT ARMS IN THE HISTORIC COURT OF HONOUR OF LES INVALIDES. HE THEN PLACED THE CORDON AROUND GENERAL NORSTADS'S NECK AND KISSED HIM ON BOTH CHEEKS.

    DETACHMENTS OF THE THREE ARMED FORCES LED BY THE TRICOLOUR PLUMED REPUBLICAN GUARDS' BAND, MARCHED PAST BEFORE THE TWO GENERALS. THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER M. GEORGES POMPIDOU, ARMED FORCES MINISTER M. PIERRE MESSMER, UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR MR. CHARLES BOHLEN AND TOP RANKING ALLIED OFFICERS ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

    GENERAL NORSTAD LATER WAS THE GUEST OF GENERAL DE GAULLE AT LUNCH AT THE ELYSEE PALACE. HE HANDS OVER THE SUPREME COMMAND OF ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE TO HIS SUCCESSOR GENERAL LYMAN L. LEMNITZER IN A CEREMONY AT SHAPE ON JANUARY 2.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8IHCOD2YCFVBVQYXE0LR1J1NK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IHCOD2YCFVBVQYXE0LR1J1NK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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