De Gaulle, le géant aux pieds d'argile
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TV documentary (2012)
General Charles de Gaulle
Five times, french president General Charles de Gaulle has think to resign. Last time in may 1968. In june 1968, it tells his memoirs about this five critical times. The documentary displays footages of each caracteric period by archived news footage, some showing Charles de Gaulle at that time. As Chief of Free France then as president, he often used airplanes to travel or visit airbases. Several aircrafts are seen, mainly in the background (listing in order of apparition).
- 1 Loire 130
- 2 De Havilland DH86A Express
- 3 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.II
- 4 Lockheed C-60 Lodestar
- 5 Nakajima B5N
- 6 Unidentified Aircraft
- 7 Avro 685 York C.I
- 8 Glenn Martin 167 A-3
- 9 Caudron C.635 Simoun
- 10 Lockheed Hudson Mk VI
- 11 Avro 685 York I
- 12 Douglas C-47 Skytrain
- 13 Sud-Aviation 316 Alouette III
French flying boat of the mid 30's ordered at 150 examples. Think to reconnaissance and light bombing tasks from naval bases or from catapult on battleships.
Registration G-ADFF, c/n 2328.Delivered to Imperial Airways on Nov.1935, written off on Aug.1941 as B.O.A.C.
Seen several times during the war years.
Always about events of 7th december 1941. Perhpas P-40?
Rolls-Royce Merlin 24 engine of an Avro 685 York, seen between deux shots of the Lockheed C-56 (which is powered in fact by Wright R-1820 radials).
Glenn Martin 167 A-3
Medium bomber Martin Model 167 ordered by France in 1938, delivered in the begining of 1940. Some were later converted to VIP's transportation.