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  • Charles De Gaulle
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    Charles Andre Marie Joseph de Gaulle was born on November 22, 1890 in Lille, France to two Catholic parents, Henri and Jeanne de Gaulle. He cherished reading stories. Even more so, de Gaulle liked the stories that were about war heroes. He even played war with his friends. When he played war, he demanded to represent France (Early life de Gaulle). The de Gaulle family was originally formed in Northern France for five centuries back, before Charles Andre de Gaulle. Until the eighteenth century, t...
  • June 18 De Gaulle
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    Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille, France, on Nov. 22, 1890, the son of a teacher of philosophy and literature at a Jesuit college. From early childhood he took an interest in reading. Fascinated by history, he formed an almost mystical formation of service to France. De Gaulle graduated from the Ecole Militaire of Saint-Cyr in 1912 and joined an infantry division. In World War I he was wounded and captured at Douaumont in the Battle of Verdun in March 1916. As a war prisoner, he wrote his fir...
  • French Conscripts In Algeria De Gaulle
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    A Critical Evaluation Of Charles De Gaulle's Handling Of The Algerian Insurrection The 1950's was not a particularly good decade for France. The Fourth Republic, which had been established in the aftermath of the Second World War, remained unstable and lurched from crisis to crisis. Between 1946 and 1954, there had been a war in French Indo-China, between a nationalist force under Ho Chi Minh and the French. The war was long and bitter and towards the end, the French suffered the ignominy of los...
  • Charles De Gaulle As A Great Leader
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    Charles de Gaulle's Vision of France At the end of World War II, many European countries were damaged politically, socially, and economically due to the invasion of Germany. Europe was in pieces and many people thought that it would never recover from such a devastating blow. However, during these hard times in search of hope and a better future, European countries pushed onward towards massive recovery and restoration of power. During this period a man by the name of Charles de Gaulle became a ...
  • Charles De Gaulle And His French Forces
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    Charles de Gaulle's Free French Movement in 1941 was the leading reason that the Nazis did not over-take Paris during World War II. De Gaulle's courage and patriotism made him the leader of the resistance. At the end of the war, he was honored by General Eisenhower for liberating the official city. On June 18, 1940, soon after he fled France, Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French people from London on BBC radio. Although the British cabinet tried to block his speech, Winston Churchill over ruled...

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