Happy Birthday Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2022) - Auslandsbüro Kambodscha
This portlet should not exist anymore
With the King back from France in the capital 1953, a now-famous exchange between Sihanouk and General de Langlade took place.
"Sire, you have whipped me," the general said to Sihanouk during the course of his final courtesy call. "But no, General," Sihanouk replied, "I have followed as best I can the excellent tactics you taught me at Saumur. I have just behaved as a pupil worthy of General de Langlade."
When some of de Langlade's officers had suggested that Sihanouk was a "madman", the general replied,
"Gentleman, the King is mad, but he is a madman of genius!"
6:00 PM: Arrival & Exhibition
Enjoy your complimentary welcome drink and be inspired by our exhibition
Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2022)
Politician - King - Artist: Cambodias road to independence
6:30 PM: Stage Talk
Be seated and follow the stage talk
on Cambodias road to independence
with Prof. Jean-Michel Filippi from the Royal University Phnom Penh
7:00 PM: Music Performance
‘Musique et Chanson’
composed by Norodom Sihanouk
Vocal: Ros Khemarin, Piano: Issei Sakano
7:30 PM: Buffet Dinner
Enjoy the complimentary buffet dinner