Photographer Benjamin Decoin and journalist Cyril Hofstein met the exceptional sailors, engineers, air traffic controllers, atomic scientists, pilots, boatswains, mechanics, firefighters, navy riflemen, cooks and bakers who work in shifts day and night to carry out their mission.
This book from Éditions E/P/A magnificently evokes the team spirit that prevails on this steel giant, which took part in the Arromanches III mission in Syria and Iraq, and can cover 1,000 kilometers a day. The only nuclear-powered surface vessel in Western Europe, the Charles de Gaulle combines French technological and military excellence, and is able to provide a continuous presence at sea, in all circumstances. Measuring 261.5 meters long, with a tonnage of 42,500 metric tons, or the equivalent of four Eiffel towers, the flagship of the French Navy has already sailed around the world 23 times, and conducted over 41,000 catapult launches.
In their work, the authors introduce us to the complex human expertise and the unbelievable organization required for the outstanding performance of this floating fortress.
Author Cyril Hofstein, ISBN 2851209310, E/P/A éditions