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Hollande visits submarine to show support for France nuclear arms


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Hollande visits submarine to show support for France nuclear arms

France’s President Francois Hollande has reaffirmed his commitment to nuclear arms.

Boldly going where no French head of state has gone for almost 40 years, Hollande took a three hour trip off the coast of Brittany on the submarine ‘Terrible’.

The last president to board a submarine was Valéry Giscard d’Estaing in 1974 – and Giscard d’Estaing’s vessel did not go underwater at the time.

Talking with a crew of around 100 men who had just returned from a 64-day mission, Hollande also watched a simulation of a missile launch and received a medal to commemorate the day.

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