France's nuclear policy (1966)

On 14 September 1966, General de Gaulle, wearing an anti-radiation suit, observes the explosion of the third French atomic bomb in the Pacific Ocean (Hao) from the bridge of the cruiser ‘De Grasse’. From left to right: Alain Peyrefitte, Minister for Scientific Research and for Nuclear and Space Matters, Pierre Billotte, Minister of State responsible for the Overseas Departments and Territories, and Pierre Messmer, Minister for the Armed Forces.

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Source: De Gaulle en combinaison atomique. Keystone, 14/09/1966. Noir et blanc.

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France's nuclear policy (1966)