July 14 parade: a flamboyant ceremony with India in the spotlight

A string parade under the sunIopened by the Alpha Jet of the Patrouille de France, which celebrates its 70th anniversary. Behind them come the gusts ofindian Air Force, because India is France’s guest of honor this year. “We are very proud, we see our flag”, says an Indian. On the Champs-Elysées, 6,500 men and women challengeslow, all army corps confused in front of captivated spectators. “It’s my patriotic side that forces me to come at this time”says a local resident.

La Marseillaise to close the ceremony

In the crowd, there are also family or military spouses. “It’s not an outfit you put on every day. He is magnificent”is moved a military woman. The prestige of the army french was honored. 160 armored vehicles including Caesar guns, supplied to Ukraine, parade. The parade ended with the chanting of the partisans, a Resistance song written 80 years ago, before a reading in tribute to Jean Moulin, then the Marseillaise to close the ceremony.

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