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  de Gaulle, Charles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
De Gaulle’s government returned to Paris on Aug. 26 and was recognized by the principal Allies.
De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of the new Fifth Republic in Jan., 1959.
De Gaulle was reelected to a second seven-year term in 1965.
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 Charles de Gaulle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
De Gaulle believed that while the war in Algeria was militarily winnable it was not defensible internationally, and he became reconciled to the former colony's eventual independence.
De Gaulle was convinced that a strong and independent France could act as a balancing force in the rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union, a policy seen as little more than posturing and opportunism by his critics, particularly in Britain and the U.S., to which France was formally allied.
De Gaulle, claiming that the word "unacceptable" was unacceptable, promptly cancelled the remainder of his visit, and returned to France where he was also heavily criticised by a large part of the French media.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_de_Gaulle   (5124 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
CHARLES DE GAULLE, (1890-1970), president of France, who was the leader of the Free French movement during WORLD WAR II and the chief architect of the Fifth Republic.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle was born in Lille, France, on Nov. 22, 1890, the son of a teacher of philosophy and literature at a Jesuit college.
De Gaulle was one of the few in the cabinet to resist surrender and to propose that the government withdraw if necessary to North Africa to continue the struggle.
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 Charles de Gaulle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
De Gaulle was the second son of a Roman Catholic, patriotic and nationalist, upper-middle-class family.
De Gaulle was an intelligent, hard-working, and zealous young soldier and, in his military career, a man of original mind, great self-assurance, and outstanding courage.
A study on military theory, Vers l'armée de métier (1934; The Army of the Future), defended the idea of a small professional army, highly mechanized and mobile, in preference to the static theories exemplified by the Maginot Line, which was intended to protect France against German attack.
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 MSN Encarta - Charles de Gaulle
De Gaulle was born in Lille and educated at Saint-Cyr Military Academy.
In June 1943 de Gaulle joined the French Committee of National Liberation in Algiers, capital of the French colony of Algeria, as copresident with General Henri Giraud.
De Gaulle, however, triumphed, and in elections the next month his supporters considerably increased their majority in the National Assembly.
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 Charles de Gaulle
De Gaulle was more successful at Caumont (28th May) when he became the only French commanding officer to force the Germans to retreat during the German Invasion of France.
De Gaulle and his 2nd Armoured Division was allowed to join the USA Army when it entered Paris on 25th August.
De Gaulle was upset by not being invited to the Yalta Conference but he was allowed to represent France as one of the four countries to sign the final instrument of surrender with Germany.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWdegaulle.htm   (3288 words)

 Charles de Gaulle
Born in Lille, De Gaulle was the son of a teacher and was educated at the École Militaire de Saint-Cyr.
In the November 1958 elections de Gaulle and his supporters won a comfortable majority, in December de Gaulle was elected President with 78% of the vote, he was inaugurated in January 1959.
De Gaulle resigned on April 28, 1969 following the defeat of his proposals to transform the Senate into an advisory body while giving extended powers to regional councils.
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 The World at War: Charles de Gaulle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
General Charles de Gaulle was one of the pioneers of modern armored warfare as practiced in the Second World War.
De Gaulle refused to accept the new government, and made a radio broadcast to the French people, saying - "France has lost a battle, she has not lost the war." - and urging them to continue the fight against Germany, from the French colonies, if not from France.
Unfortunately for de Gaulle, the British, fearing that the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir, (in North Africa) was about to surrender to the Nazis, tried to force it to defect to him.
www.euronet.nl /users/wilfried/ww2/degaulle.htm   (391 words)

 Charles de Gaulle -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
De Gaulle was the third child of a morally conservative but socially progressive (A member of a Catholic church) Catholic (A member of the middle class) bourgeois family.
From London, de Gaulle formed and led the (A French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic) Free French movement.
De Gaulle is famously quoted for nicknaming the (An organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security) United Nations le Machin ("the thing").
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/charles_de_gaulle.htm   (7111 words)

 Embassy of France in the U.S. - Charles de Gaulle
On December 21, General de Gaulle was elected President of the Republic and of the Community by 78.5% of the votes cast.
General de Gaulle's Algerian policy, submitted to a referendum on April 8, 1962, was approved by 90.7% of the voters.
On the domestic front, General de Gaulle anxious that the country's political stability should survive him, proposed that the President of the Republic be elected by universal suffrage and submitted the proposal to a popular referendum on October 18, 1962.
www.info-france-usa.org /atoz/bio/bio_degaulle.asp   (1497 words)

 De Gaulle and Gaullism
De Gaulle spoke passionately of France's destiny and was determined to restore France to her rightful place in the world.
De Gaulle had a grand design for the future of France at the centre of a Europe that would challenge the military, political, cultural and economic dominance of super-powers like the USA and the USSR.
De Gaulle's pessimistic vision of the world in which individual nations were engaged in a constant struggle with others to protect their own interests reinforced this conviction.
www.sunderland.ac.uk /~os0tmc/contem/gaulle.htm   (1623 words)

 Read about Charles de Gaulle at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Charles de Gaulle and learn about Charles de Gaulle ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1940, de Gaulle was condemned to death for treason.
De Gaulle was convinced that a strong France could act as a balancing force in the rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union, a policy seen as little more than posturing and opportunism by his critics, particularly in Britain and the U.S., to which France was formally allied.
Charles de Gaulle: This is the regular name that de Gaulle used in everyday life, the name that is used in French encyclopedias and dictionaries, official documents, the name used when French people show a list of all their former presidents, etc.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Charles_de_Gaulle   (5798 words)

 A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union --D--
De Gasperi is generally regarded as Italy's most admirable statesman of the century and the man responsible for laying the foundations of his country's reconstruction.
De Gaulle's independence made him a difficult colleague in European counsels, especially since his reign coincided with the Commission presidency of Walter Hallstein, that keen advocate of full European integration.
That even de Gaulle (despite his close alliance with Konrad Adenauer, marked by the 1963 Treaty of the Elysée), like Margaret Thatcher, signally failed to deflect the Community from its path showed that it is easier to promise than to achieve a halt to the advance of federalism.
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 Charles De Gaulle
French statesman and military leader Charles de Gaulle served with distinction in World War I. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1916.
After the liberation of France, de Gaulle was elected President of the 4th Republic, but resigned after failing to receive sufficient executive power.
De Gaulle pursued foreign policies that often caused friction with the United States.
www.multied.com /Bio/people/degaulle.html   (156 words)

 de Gaulle, Charles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The TGV RER station at Charles De Gaulle Airport.
The Gauls, de Gaulle, the Gall: the story told of Franco-American friendship is a nice story.
Charles DE GAULLE et son use, le 27 avril 1969, jour du rrendum.
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 De Gaulle, Charles --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The arch stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile), which is the western terminus of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
The arch stands at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile), which is the western end of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Charles-André-Joseph-Marie de Gaulle was born on Nov. 22, 1890, at Lille, in northern France.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9273951   (767 words)

 Naval Technology - Charles De Gaulle - Aircraft Carrier
The 38,000t, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle was constructed at the DCN Brest naval shipyard in Brittany.
The new system, called SIC 21, will be fitted on the Charles de Gaulle as well as other vessels and shore locations and will allow the vessel to access national or coalition command networks.
The Charles De Gaulle is equipped with two nuclear pressure water reactors, PWR Type K15, which provide a speed of 27 knots.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/gaulle   (1085 words)

 How NOT to Build an Aircraft Carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The new French nuclear carrier "Charles de Gaulle" has suffered from a seemingly endless string of problems since it was first conceived in 1986.
Flaws in the "de Gaulle" have led it to using the propellers from it predecessor, the "Foch," because the ones built for "de Gaulle" never worked right and the propeller manufacturer went out of business in 1999.
The "de Gaulle" took eleven years to build (1988-99) and was not ready for service until late 2000.
www.strategypage.com /dls/articles/2003127.asp   (577 words)

 de Gaulle, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.
De Gaulle waved him away, saying, "The word of the President of the United States is good enough for me." How many world leaders have that same trust in America's president today?
Item the first: It's not true that Charles de Gaulle decided to forgo any personal inspection of Acheson's evidence for the existence of a Cuban-based Soviet military threat against the continental United States.
First Kent showed de Gaulle a large photo-composite map of Cuba, and "still standing," the latter man "bent over it as I began to talk about the defensive phase." De Gaulle remained standing, still bent over, while Kent then proceeded to show him many, many similar such photos.
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 American Experience | D-Day | People & Events
As the Nazi began their invasion of France in 1940, Charles de Gaulle was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and placed in charge of the hastily-formed 4th Armored Division.
With the Nazis occupying Paris, de Gaulle broadcast appeals from London to his fellow countrymen to resist.
Throughout the war, de Gaulle labored at establishing close ties with the underground Resistance movement in France, while operating from North Africa.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/guts/peopleevents/pande03.html   (152 words)

 Charles de Gaulle
de Gaulle, Charles, 1890–1970, French general and statesman, first president (1959–69) of the Fifth Republic.
The general Charles DE GAULLE, offers a banquet in the Gallery of the Mirrors.
Yvonne DE GAULLE (FRA) - wife of the French President Charles DE GAULLE.
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 PARIS.EXPOS.LIBERATION.DEGAULLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Having left France after the Marshal Philippe Pétain concluded an armistice with Germany, de Gaulle - a French army officer at the time - made his famous appeal of 18 June 1940 from London for a French continuation of the war against Germany.
De Gaulle entered Paris on 25 August 1944, and that evening gave on of his most memorable (and improvised) speechs (Français / English) from the Hôtel de Ville.
The reason was it was central to putting the stamp of the Free French on the liberation of Paris, and acclaiming de Gaulle as the leader of the Government of France.
www.paris.org /Expos/Liberation/Actors/degaulle.html   (499 words)

 eBay - de gaulle, Magazine Back Issues, Europe items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
French Territory of Afars and Issas 1971 De Gaulle FU FDI 
L215 Chad - General De Gaulle and Felix Eboue - Imperf.
FRANCE, 1971 De Gaulle Memorial set on 5 silk fdc's.
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 Hotel Detail
Courtyard by Marriott Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Newly opened in 2002, the Marriott Courtyard Charles de Gaulle hotel sits adjacent to the airport and 15 miles from downtown Paris.
With trees lining the hotel's drive and an expansive facade punctuated by white columns, the property possesses a stately, sophisticated appearance.
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 Charles de Gaulle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988) (although...
Visite du général de Gaulle au Québec, La (1967)....
Find where Charles de Gaulle is credited alongside another name
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 Esplanade Charles-De-Gaulle, Montpellier | MyTravelGuide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The far end of the esplanade looks out across the northern district of the city and the stairs leading up to the roof of the Corum offer an even wider panorama.
On the west side of the esplanade is the Musee Fabre while to the east is the museum's pavillion and the Champ de Mars gardens - within this space are several contemporary statues (notably Baldini's Le Vent) as well as classical ones.
The mini-train and horse-drawn carriages also use the esplanade as their point of departure for tours of the city.
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