De Gaulle visits Normandy on second anniversary of D-day.
Unissued / unused material.
Courseule, Normandy, France.
General Charles de Gaulle visits Normandy on the 2 year anniversary of D-day. M/S French army guard of honour standing to attention. Various shots De Gaulle arrives by car, people cheer and De Gaulle salutes. Various shots De Gaulle laying wreath on World War II memorial. De Gaulle gives speech to press and crowds (including WW1 veterans holding regimental and national flags). Good C/U travel shot cheering crowd as De Gaulle walks amongst them. Various C/Us memorial.
Date on old records is 18/06/1946. According to paperwork General Koenig and other officials of De Gaulle's London cabinet (including Maurice Shuman) are also present.
Note: newspaper cutting is on file.