His Washington 4-day stay over, President Charles de Gaulle, accompanied by his wife, paid a final call on US President Eisenhower at the White House, April 26.
GV. Madame and General de Gaulle arrive at White House and are greeted at doorway by President and Mrs. Eisenhower.
GV. President and Mrs. Eisenhower, Madame and President de Gaulle pose on steps.
TOP V. President Eisenhower shakes hands with President de Gaulle on leaving.
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Background: His Washington 4-day stay over, President Charles de Gaulle, accompanied by his wife, paid a final call on US President Eisenhower at the White House, April 26. Fifteen minutes later the French Head of State drove to Washington National Airport for a short flight aboard an Air Force Constellation to New York, and a traditional ticker tape welcome.
During his Washington visit President de Gaulle spent a day touring his host's Gettysburg farm, and the famous Civil War battlefield. Later they flew by helicopter to President Eisenhower's Camp David mountain retreat to discuss Western Summit strategy. These discussions were continued in the presence of US Secretary of State Mr. Herter and French Foreign Minister, M. Couve de Murville, who had accompanied the President to Washington for this purpose. President de Gaulle addressed a meeting of the joint Senate and House of Representatives, laid floral tributes on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, and at the foot of the statue of General Lafayette in Lafayette Square.