General de Gaulle decorates legless submarine hero in Algiers. De Gaulle honouring soldier incapacitated in?
NORTH AFRICA: Algiers:
SV Int. General De Gaulle and General Giraud CU Sailor in bed, kisses flag (Casablanca flag) SV Sailors presenting arms. SV De Gaulle decorates Commander L'Herminier (Captain of submarine 'Casablanca') in bed, with the tie of Commander of the Legion of Honour. CU Sailor presenting arms with flag. SV De Gaulle embracing L'Herminier.SV Pan General Giraud bends down and embraces L'Herminier. SV Mme. L'Herminier embracing her husband.
Personalities - Politicians; Navy - Ceremonial; France; Exiles; Disabled; Ceremonies - Decorations; Charles Andre Marie Joseph de Gaulle (1890-1970), Colonialism; Algeria
Background: General de Gaulle decorates legless submarine hero in Algiers. De Gaulle honouring soldier incapacitated in hospital bed. De Gaulle decorates injured sailor who has lost his leg with the award of Commander of the Legion of Honour an order established by Napoleon Bonaparte and the highest decoration in France. Commander is the third degree and is signified by a badge around the neck suspended from a ribbon necklet.