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Archives Ouest France
The transatlantic "France", the day of its launch, May 11, 1960, in the Atlantic shipyards at Saint Nazaire. Several hundred thousand spectators attended this event. The ship was launched at 4:15 p.m., half an hour before high tide. At 4.30 p.m., General de Gaulle delivered a speech, which concludeed with "And now let France end and go to the ocean, to sail and serve!" Long live France, long live France! "See all photos from Archives Ouest-France
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