a 101-gun salute


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Dear friends of the forum,

How would you translate "101-gun salute" into French ?

Context :
(Belgians Greet New King With Outpouring of Temporary Patriotism)

Shouts of “Vive le roi” rang out and a 101-gun salute sounded as Philippe and the new queen, Mathilde, boarded an open-topped limousine with the license plate number 1 for a horse-drawn escort to the palace. It was a coming-together moment for the country of 11 million, which sits astride Europe’s economic and cultural faultlines and saw Albert take an active role mediating between the Flemish and Walloon regions during his last years on the throne.


Merci pour votre aide !
  • Quintis

    Senior Member

    I would say :

    ...et un salut de 101 coups de canon a résonné/retenti....

    to incorporate the sounded as well and make the whole thing smoother.
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