Motor Cycling - Senior Championship - Crystal Palace
An expert and admiring group of French motorcyclists, from the Garde Republicaine de Paris, gathers around world motor cycling champion John Surtees and his machine at the motorcycling race meeting at Crystal Palace.The Frenchmen, who are taking part in the White City Searchlight Tattoo, are the motorcycle escort for the French President and distinguished visitors to Paris.
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Marseilles, France - Notre Dame de la Garde basilica
Notre-Dame de la Garde (Our Lady of the Guard) basilica, in the French city of Marseilles. The church was built in the Neo-Byzantine style on a limestone outcrop at the highest point of Marseilles. The church is the site of an annual pilgrimage on Assumption Day, 15 August.
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Napoleon Quits Waterloo
Having watched his Garde Imperiale forced to retreat by the Allies, Napoleon realises that he faces defeat and quits the field, passing La Belle Alliance in his flight... Date: 18 June 1815
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