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March of Time -- outtakes -- de Gaulle, Leclerc and others in Chad

Film | Accession Number: 2011.124.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1330 | Film ID: 2921

General Charles de Gaulle deplanes and greets Colonel Philippe Leclerc in Fort-Lamy, Chad. The other men with de Gaulle include his Aide-de-camp, Geoffroy de Courcel and General Edward Louis Spears, the British liaison with the Free French. Leclerc is the thin man with the walking stick. De Gaulle greets a line of men and reviews a line of French colonial troops. De Gaulle and Leclerc arrive at an official building by car. LS of a plane (Martin bomber) landing. General Edgard de Larminat on the tarmac and igreeted by the governor of Chad and the mayor of Fort-Lamy. The symbol of the Free French is painted on the plane. Several men enter a room for a briefing, including Leclerc, his Aide de Camp Jacques de Guillebon, Captain Quilichini and Major Blochet. The men lay maps out on a table and confer. Exterior view of men leaving the governor's house. Wounded men are removed on stretchers from a plane and put into an ambulance. These men were probably wounded in the Battle of Kufra in Libya, which took place from January to March 1941. Dark shots of various military and other activities along the banks of the Chari river. Leclerc and de Guillebon wait for a ferry to cross the river.

Event:  March-April 1941
Fort-Lamy, Chad
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:01:42
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