National Geographic : 1969 Jul
Britain's delegate, Lord Louis Mountbatten rep resents Elizabeth II. He was the member of the royal family closest to Ike, whom he served as chief of Combined Operations in World War II. "We gather today in mourning but also in grati tude." Thus President Richard M. Nixon began his eulogy of Eisenhower in the Capitol Rotunda. Behind him stand, from left, Mrs. Mamie Eisen hower, John Eisenhower, and his wife Barbara. AMES L. AMOS(UPPERRIGHT); DEANCONGER(RIGHT) ANDJAMESP. BLAIR© N.G .S . Old comrade and last surviving five-star gen eral, Omar N. Bradley suffers the loss of his West Point classmate and wartime commander. Ike as Chief Executive once marveled with wry humor, "This job must be pretty important; even Brad calls me Mr. President." Immobile in salute, Gen. Charles de Gaulle, then President of France, says adieu. "For me," he said earlier, "I see disappear with great sadness a dear companion in arms and a friend." Leader of the Free French in World War II, he wears the insignia of rank he bore throughout that conflict.