|Series||Collins" focus books,, v. N4|
|LC Classifications||DC373.G3 G3|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||127|
|LC Control Number||41014080|
Charles de Gaulle rose from French soldier in World War I to exiled leader and, eventually, president of the Fifth Republic. He served as president from to Born: Charles de Gaulle, French soldier, writer, statesman, and architect of France’s Fifth Republic. He was the leader of the Free French resistance during World War II and served as president of France from until Learn more about de Gaulle’s life and accomplishments in this article. Charles de Gaulle's book The army of the future is the ground force version of Giulio Douhet's Command of the Air. de Gaulle describes what his vision of what mobile warfare would be in the future. He begins the book with a very interesting terrain analysis explaining why France has always been open to invasion/5(4). De Gaulle had three rendezvous with history, in the old-fashioned sense he loved: in , in , and in On all three occasions, he saved the French state by sheer theatricality and élan.
Charles de Gaulle had 'a certain idea of France' which even he didn't manage to articulate clearly. De Gaulle biographer and one of Britain's leading historians of modern France, Julian Jackson, talks us through some key books to get a sense of France's wartime leader and president, Charles de Gaulle. The General Charles de Gaulle is a thorough analysis of De Gaulle's personality, accomplishments and his place during and after WWII. The reader will have a good sense of the General's motivation, patriotism and self understanding as he self identified with France and tried to make a place for France on the international scene/5(). The great challenge for anyone writing a book on the general, then, is to work out what can and what cannot be said, where lie the taboos, heresies and blasphemies. Happily Jackson, who comes across as an admirer, is also sceptical and unafraid to make wry remarks on the many disastrous errors of judgement that blighted de Gaulle’s career. The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved by Jonathan Fenby is a biography of de Gaulle. It was entertaining, in-depth, well-researched, and flashed a not-always-kind light on The General. Now whether one thinks highly or poorly of de Gaulle is another matter/5.
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II and later founded the French Fifth Republic and served as its first President. In France, he is commonly referred to as Général de Gaulle or simply Le Général/5. We recommend booking La Statue du General de Gaulle tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 La Statue du General de Gaulle tours on Tripadvisor4/5(33). Major-General Sir Edward Louis Spears, 1st Baronet, KBE, CB, MC (7 August – 27 January ) was a British Army officer and Member of Parliament noted for his role as a liaison officer between British and French forces in two world wars. Spears was a retired Brigadier General of the British Army, and served as a Member of the British House of : Major-General. The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light by Jean Edward Smith book review. Click to read the full review of The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Francis P. : Jean Edward Smith.