General Joseph Lawton Collins greets General Jean De Lattre De Tassigny as he arrives in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1951, September 14 Duration:7 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
French High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of the French Forces in the Far East, General Jean De Lattre De Tassigny visits Washington DC, United States. The Washington Monument in the background. General De Lattre and his staff come down the ramp of a U.S. military aircraft. They assemble on the field and salute. U.S. soldiers give a gun salute. De Lattre and other French officers salute. General Joseph Lawton Collins, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, stands with General Lattre. General Colling makes a speech as he greets and welcomes De Lattre and talks about his great fight in Indochina. Lattre expresses his thanks to the Chief of Staff. He states that he is glad to be in the U.S. amidst his comrade in arms who fought together for the Liberation of France. He talks about the U.S. troops at war in Korea and expresses his concern over the French war against Communism in Indochina. He makes a statement for a French radio. Collins and De Lattre stand together as the latter repeats his speech in French.
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