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General Charles de Gaulle once described himself as a "bad weather friend" of the United States, which implied that in "better weather" he could go his own way, leave NATO's integrated military command, and behave as some kind of bridge between East and West.
Summary: Fifty years ago, General Charles de Gaulle seized power in France in what was, in essence, a legal coup d'etat.
Or indeed that it had hosted General Charles de Gaulle and the Free French leaders during the Second World War.
ENA is a graduate school established by General Charles de Gaulle in 1945 to train French students and professionals for senior positions in public service.
Inspired by General Charles de Gaulle, Chirac was first elected as president of France in 1995.
Also at the Mark Hopkins, when General Charles de Gaulle entered the lobby during a visit in the 60s, he mistook doorman Mark "Smilin' Jack" O'Neil for an American military officer, and gave him a full Gallic salute.
Some historic individuals, who have received the honor include Winston Churchill, General Charles de Gaulle, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Queen Wilhelmina of Holland and Popes Pio and John Paul II.
EVENTS 1959: General Charles de Gaulle, above, is proclaimed first President of the new Fifth Republic in France during a brief ceremony in Paris.
French president General Charles de Gaulle and German Federal chancellor Konrad Adenauer removed radically this past of war and hostility to a future not only of peace but of co-operation and friendship to the extent which has no other example in the world," he said.
General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French, said in a broadcast to the nation: "I wish simply from the bottom of my heart to say to you: Vive Paris
At 7pm, General Charles de Gaulle - leader of the Free French who had been living in exile in London since the fall of France in 1940 - entered the city.
Amid a growing crisis in Algeria, Second World War hero General Charles de Gaulle returned to government demanding a new constitution, with new powers.
CHURCHILL ordered the arrest of French leader General Charles de Gaulle if he didn't do as he was told, the papers reveal.
Summary: Rabat - HM the late Mohammed V and General Charles de Gaulle "were, for their peoples, liberators firmly attached to the values of national independence and solidarity, in respect for cultural identity and freedom," said French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The day after liberation, General Charles de Gaulle led a parade down the Champs Elysees to Notre Dame with General Leclerc, braving sporadic sniper fire from the pockets of German resistance that remained.
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