France: Ambush at Clamart

The presidential car sped along the road from Paris to Villacoublay Airport. Hurrying to catch the plane home to Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises were President Charles de Gaulle and his wife Yvonne; up front with the chauffeur was the De Gaulles' son-in-law, Alain de Boissieu. Close behind followed a security car and two motorcycle policemen. As the small motorcade slowed down for a traffic circle in suburban Clamart, Old Soldier de Gaulle once again faced the guns of an enemy.

"Don't Stop!" A man jumped from the rear of a Renault panel truck and opened fire with a submachine gun. From a Citroen...

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