• Short Summary

    General Charles de Gaulle awards medals to men from the Free French Navy in Dartmouth.

  • Description

    Item title reads - General de Gaulle Honours Free French Navy.

    Dartmouth, Devon.

    M/S of the naval men marching along in the grounds of Dartmouth naval college. M/S of General Charles de Gaulle walking down some steps and saluting. He meets various members of the crews of the submarines 'Rubis' and 'Minerva'. M/S as he salutes, M/S as he presents the 'Croix Libiration' to Admiral Muselier, the Chief of the Free French Navy and Air Force. Various shots as he boards the submarines and looks around. M/S as he leaves one.

    Amendment Feb 2011:
    Apparently not Devon. It shows a 1941 visit by De Gaulle to HMS Ambrose, base of the 9th Submarine Flotilla at Dundee. The early shots are taken outside Mayfield and the later ones are of Rubis alongside at the Eastern Wharf (Tay Bridge vis in Background) with a brief shot editeddit in of Rubis in Victoria Dock, also Dundee.

    Captain James Roper and Admiral Muselier are in this clip, as are Lieutenant Henri Rousselot and others.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:03:00 / 01:03:04:00

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