April 25, 1967. After the memorial service for Konrad Adenauer, President Johnson attends a luncheon at German President Luebke’s residence where he sits next to President DeGaulle of France.
National Security Advisor Walt Rostow described the meeting for the Daily Diary:
“The two were extremely courtly and courteous to each other. There was virtually nothing of substance except for some elegant fencing on who should invite whom to what country. The duel ended in a draw: no visit decided upon as of this moment. DeGaulle offered the President the biggest chateau outside of Paris, and the President countered by saying that he would always be glad to see him sometime, perhaps when DeGaulle comes through en route to Expo ‘67—in other words, no hits, no runs, and no errors—no ball game.”
LBJ Presidential Library photo A4047-8.