Colombey-les-deux-Églises


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Colombey-les-deux-Églises

(kôlôNbā`-lā-döz-āglēz`), town (1993 est. pop. 664), Haute-Marne dept., NE France. The home and grave site of Charles de Gaullede Gaulle, Charles
, 1890–1970, French general and statesman, first president (1959–69) of the Fifth Republic. The World Wars

During World War I de Gaulle served with distinction until his capture in 1916. In The Army of the Future (1934, tr.
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 are there. His grave is marked by a 164 ft (50 m) high Croix de Lorraine.