Charles De Gaulle

Charles De Gaulle

Book - 2003
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Charles de Gaulle, saviour of France's honour in 1940 and founder of the Fifth Republic in 1958, was a man of contradictions. A conservative who brought the communists into his government and an imperialist who completed France's decolonisation in Algeria.
Publisher: London : Haus Pub., 2003
ISBN: 9781904341444
Branch Call Number: 944.082092 Gaull -J
Characteristics: 170 p. : ill. (some col.). --
Alternative Title: de Gaulle


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Oct 03, 2016

An excellent and accurate historic portrayal of de Gaulle.
I have come to appreciate him a great deal and understand his perplexing position in 1962 and thereabouts: multiple assassination attempts on his life by the OAS [rightwing fascist and terrorist French group], with CIA involvement, and de Gaulle was confused as to whether the American presidents were also involved, or it was just the CIA [yes on Eisenhower, negative on Kennedy]. After the assassination of President Kennedy, President de Gaulle knew the enemies of his had also been the enemies of John F. Kennedy, and his French intelligence created a paper trail [and tipoffs] as to who one of the assassins was: sending inquiries and confirmations as to the location of Jean Rene Souetre being in the Dallas area on 11/22/63, to State, the FBI and possibly other governmental agencies. [Jean Souetre was a French Army officer/deserter and member of the French rightwing terrorist group, the OAS. Evidently the killing of JFK conferred a big payday, as Souetre returned to Spain and became part-owner in a casino there.]

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