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Letter to President Pompidou of France on the Death of General de Gaulle.

November 10, 1970

I WAS deeply shocked and grieved at the passing of General de Gaulle. This country knew General de Gaulle as a steadfast ally in war and a true friend in peace. Greatness knows no national boundaries, and therefore France's loss is the loss of mankind. The people of France and you, Mr. President, have the heartfelt sympathy of all Americans in your hour of mourning.

RICHARD NIXON

[President Georges Pompidou, Elysee Palace, France]

Note: The letter was released at Key Biscayne, Fla.

Richard Nixon, Letter to President Pompidou of France on the Death of General de Gaulle. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/240541

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