• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ENDED A TWO-DAY TOUR OF MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS IN BRITTANY TODAY (TUESDAY) WITH A VISIT TO FRANCE'S MOST IMPORTANT TRAINING SCHOOL FOR ARMY OFFICERS, AT COETQUIDAN NEAR RENNES.

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    PRESIDENT TOURING CENTRE.




    Initials DE/V/SGM



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    Background: PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ENDED A TWO-DAY TOUR OF MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS IN BRITTANY TODAY (TUESDAY) WITH A VISIT TO FRANCE'S MOST IMPORTANT TRAINING SCHOOL FOR ARMY OFFICERS, AT COETQUIDAN NEAR RENNES. THE CENTRE INCLUDES THE PRESIDENT'S "OLD SCHOOL"-ST. CYR MILITARY ACADEMY.

    GIVING THE PRESIDENT AN ACCOUNT OF ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTRE WAS HIS SON-IN-LAW, GENERAL ALAIN DE BOISSIEU, COMMANDANT OF ST. CYR AND THE ASSOCIATED COLLEGE FOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

    ST. CYR WAS MOVED TO COETQUIDAN (ABOUT 40KMS - 25 MILES - SOUTH OF RENNES) IN 1947. ITS ORIGINAL BUILDING WERE DESTROYED DURING THE LAST WAR. GENERAL DE GAULLE STUDIED AT ST. CYR, WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN 1808 BY NAPOLEON, BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABU603017B1RAH6JEX6LET6KD0
    Media URN:
    VLVABU603017B1RAH6JEX6LET6KD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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