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  • De Gaulle

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    these are a few ways of describing General Charles de Gaulle. Fueled by patriotism, he stressed the importance of the Resistance immediately after the official surrender of France. Yet, he still remains unknown to a vast majority of the public. Charles de Gaulle was born on 22 November, 1890 in Lille to a Catholic, upper-middle class family. His father was both a literature and philosophy professor, making it easy to understand why Charles de Gaulle was well-educated, even as a child. His family members

  • De Gaulle

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    De Gaulle was born in an industrial region of Lille. He was the third child of five and raised by Roman Catholics. His Father, Henri de Gaulle, was a history and literature teacher who founded his own school. De Gaulle's father encouraged historical and philosophical debate between his children at mealtimes, De Gaulle became very interested and through his father’s encouragement, de Gaulle grew familiar with French history from an early age. Hearing tales from his mother of the French capitulation

  • Charles de Gaulle

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    Charles de Gaulle Charles Andre Marie Joseph de Gaulle was one of the most prominent Frenchmen to ever live. This is partly the reason why I selected him. Being part French, I have an interest in Frances History and society, both of which de Gaulle had a great part in. He fought hard for his country in WWI and bore the scares of battle for the rest of his life. In WWII he inspired the people of occupied France to fight for their liberation and led the French Resistance against Hitler and the Nazis

  • de Gaulle and the Granting of Independence to Algeria

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    de Gaulle and the Granting of Independence to Algeria Charles de Gaulle played a vital role in the decolonisation of Algeria. There were a number of factors that lead up to independence of Algeria for example the FLN. The FLN were the foundation of the nationalist movement, after seeing France occupied by Germany in the Second World War the Algerians realised that the French were not unbeatable, and set about to over throw the French and reclaim their country, which was occupied by both

  • De Gaulle and the Achievement of Independence in Algeria

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    De Gaulle and the Achievement of Independence in Algeria Algeria underwent a long struggle to gain independence from France. Its people had seemed to be happy with the colonisation of its country until France was occupied by Germany in the Second World War. This defeat along with others in Vietnam and other colonies proved to the Algerians that France was not the superpower they had once believed it was, and nationalist feelings began to grow. As the nationalist movement grew it became

  • Charles Andre Marie Joseph de Gaulle

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    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, the de Gaulle family

  • The Influence of the FLN on De Gaulle and Algeria's Independence

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    The Influence of the FLN on De Gaulle and Algeria's Independence In 1957, French Forces were able to militarily defeat and temporarily subdue FLN. However, to the surprise of the whole world, French President Charles De Gaulle opted for a political solution and announced independence for the Algerians in 1962. To what extent did the activities of FLN influence De Gaulle and what other factors can be identified which led to his surprising decision to grant independence to Algeria? Introduction


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    Charles de Gaulle was born in 1890. He was a smart kid in the early times and raised up by a catholic family. When he was a kid he always wanted to be in the military. In 1909 he was in the top military academy, Saint-Cyr. After the academy of studying he joined a infantry regiment. He finally got into world war l. But sadly he got hurt while on duty. After his actions he got a medal for it. In 1916 he was fighting as a captain of battle of Verdun where he was taken as a prisoner but later on was

  • Charles de Gaulle´s Foreign Policy

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    De Gaulle's foreign policy was possibly one of his most controversial legacies. He returned to power in 1958 with the determination to elevate France to a prominent international role. De Gaulle’s ultimate goal was to re-establish France’s standing as a first rate power that in the words of one historian, exemplified “independence and grandeur.” In his war memoirs, de Gaulle presented ‘une certain idée de la France’, it was his belief that France had a great destiny to fulfil: ‘All my life, I

  • The Collapse of Charles De Gaulle International Airport

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    Collapse of Charles De Gaulle Introduction Charles de Gaulle International Airport terminal 2E was built in 2003 with capacity to handle up to 34.7 million passengers. The $950 million airport was one of the world’s largest international airports. However it started facing problems after one year and on the morning of May 23, 2004 it collapsed. A section of 110ft of Terminal 2E collapsed, causing the loss of four lives and injuring three others. Due to the critical nature of this engineering