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de Gaulle

Charles (Andr? Joseph Marie) . 1890--1970, French general and statesman. During World War II, he refused to accept P?tain's armistice with Germany and founded the Free French movement in England (1940). He was head of the provisional governments (1944--46) and, as first president of the Fifth Republic (1959--69), he restored political and economic stability to France
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Besides, as the author would later on reveal, while prominent French statesmen would favor a federalist European construct, de Gaulle would constantly act in favor of a more limited structure, in which France would not need to concede anything of its sovereignty or limit its "grandeur".
In France, de Gaulle continued his policy of detente, entente et cooperation, with official visits to the USSR in 1966, then Poland in 1967.
The catalyst for what came to be known as "Barricades Week" was an interview published in the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung with the parachute general Jacques Massu, in which he said that part of the army regretted having called de Gaulle back to power, did not understand his policy, and was disappointed that he had become "a man of the left." Massu, a convinced Gaullist, should have known better than to say such home truths publicly, whatever his own frustrations.
De Gaulle was soon given a short daily programme slot to continue his call for resistance, and his next talk was on June 24th.
"In the BBC studio, General de Gaulle declared that France was not alone and he was right.
Many influential conservatives have also distanced themselves from any rapprochement with Nato, seeing it as a betrayal of de Gaulle's vision of an independent France.
According to Jaan Albrecht, CEO, Star Alliance, 'The Star Alliance Lounge at Charles de Gaulle Terminal 1 is one more example of how collaboration in the alliance can lead to improvements for the customer while at the same time allow our member carriers to reduce their costs.'
Middlesbrough College and the Lycee Charles de Gaulle exchange students though a scheme known as the Leonardo project to give them the opportunity to visit a different country and learn all about its culture.
"He was a man who did not care for those who owned wealth; he despised the bourgeois and hated capitalism" was the verdict of de Gaulle's biographer Jean Lacouture.
(NYSE:FDX) and the world's largest transportation company, has announced two major European hub projects to meet the growing demands of European business--a major expansion to its European hub in Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Paris, and a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly facility in Cologne.