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  2. Charles de Gaulle (poet) - Wikipedia

    Charles Jules-Joseph de Gaulle (31 January 1837 – 1 January 1880) was a French writer who was a pioneer of Pan-Celticism and the bardic revival. He is also known as Charlez Vro-C'hall, the Breton language version of his name. He was the uncle of the army officer and statesman Charles de Gaulle .

  3. Charles de Gaulle - Wikipedia

    Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was born on 22 November 1890 in Lille, the third of five children. [2] He was raised in a devoutly Catholic and traditional family. His father, Henri de Gaulle, was a professor of history and literature at a Jesuit college and eventually founded his own school. [3] : 42–47.

  4. The Darkest Hour - Wikipedia

    The Darkest Hour. The world situation at the beginning of 1941, with colour-coding: Western Allies (independent countries) Western Allies (colonies or occupied) Comintern. Axis (countries) Axis (colonies or occupied, including Vichy France) neutral. " The Darkest Hour " is a phrase used to refer to an early period of World War II, from ...

  5. Gaullism - Wikipedia

    Gaullism. Charles de Gaulle in his military uniform c. 1942. Gaullism (French: Gaullisme) is a French political stance based on the thought and action of World War II French Resistance leader Charles de Gaulle, who would become the founding President of the Fifth French Republic. [1] De Gaulle withdrew French forces from the NATO Command ...

  6. Appeal of 18 June - Wikipedia

    The Appeal of 18 June ( French: L'Appel du 18 juin) was the first speech made by Charles de Gaulle after his arrival in London in 1940 following the Battle of France. Broadcast to France by the radio services of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), it is often considered to have marked the beginning of the French Resistance in World War II.

  7. Charles de Gaulle during World War II - Wikipedia

    Charles de Gaulle and Charles Mast saluting to the French national anthem in Tunis, Tunisia (1943). At the outbreak of World War II, Charles de Gaulle was put in charge of the French Fifth Army's tanks (five scattered battalions, largely equipped with R35 light tanks) in Alsace, and on 12 September 1939, he attacked at Bitche, simultaneously with the Saar Offensive.

  8. French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle - Wikipedia

    The ship, commissioned in 2001, is the tenth French aircraft carrier, the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and the only nuclear-powered carrier completed outside of the United States Navy. She is named after French president and general Charles de Gaulle . The ship carries a complement of Dassault Rafale M and E-2C Hawkeye aircraft ...

  9. Charles Péguy - Wikipediaéguy

    Charles Pierre Péguy (French: [ʃaʁl peɡi]; 7 January 1873 – 5 September 1914) was a French poet, essayist, and editor. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism ; by 1908 at the latest, after years of uneasy agnosticism , he had become a believing (but generally non-practicing) Roman Catholic .