Charles de Gaulle
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"World War I"

Battle of Verdun

Battle of the Somme

"World War II"

Battle of Montcornet

Battle of Dakar

French Resistance

Liberation of Paris

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"Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle" was a French general, French Resistance/resistant, writer and statesman. He was the leader of Free France (1940-1944) and the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944-1946). In 1958, he founded the French Fifth Republic/Fifth Republic and was elected as the 18th President of France, until his resignation in 1969. He was the dominant figure of France during the Cold War era and his memory continues to influence French politics.

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