Post-WWII - 1945, USA: French General De Gaulle Awards / Receives Medals
Title: de Gaulle in US Hails America’s Victory Effort
01:45:16 Aug45 General de Gaulle decorates Admiral Leahy, Gen. Marshall, Admiral King, Gen. Arnold and Gen. Somerville w/ awards, includes Croix de Guerre. De Gaulle receives Order of Merit (sic), actually Legion of Merit from Truman 24Aug45.
01:45:41 26Aug45 De Gaulle lays wreath on President Roosevelt’s grave. MS de Gaulle w/ Eleanor.
01:46:00 CU De Gaulle at desk reads speech in English, SOF: “I want to thank again the American people for the magnificent effort which, under the leadership of your two great Presidents: Roosevelt & Truman (edit in film transfer) there would have been no future for Europe & Asia but a terrible servitude. Long live the United States of America”.
Post-WW2; Military Diplomacy; Awards;
NOTE: De Gualle visited USA & Canada 21-30Aug45.