Definitions

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  • noun French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)

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Examples

  • Resistance to German rule seemed pointless, and the name of de Gaulle was not taken very seriously.

    General Ike

  • Police handed weapon that could be linked to former French president A BAYONET inscribed with what appears to be the name de Gaulle has left officers at a suburban Melbourne police station wondering if a stash of surrendered antique weapons originated from the former French president's family.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • South Melbourne police examining a bayonet handed in by a member of the public discovered the weapon was inscribed with the name de Gaulle and dated 1878.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • South Melbourne police examining a bayonet handed in by a member of the public discovered the weapon was inscribed with the name de Gaulle and dated 1878.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • On closer inspection, he realised the bayonet was inscribed with the name de Gaulle and dated 1878.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Who could really believe, in any case, that a leader who during World War II had dealt with Churchill and de Gaulle, not to mention Montgomery and Patton, knew nothing of politics?

    When Ike Took Charge

  • When General de Gaulle observed, in his memoirs, that he had always had "a certain idea of France," one needed no clairvoyance to divine that he hankered after the role of Louis XIV, during whose long reign the sun had risen, with punctual ceremony, at Versailles.

    Why They All Came to Versailles

  • Since Lorraine the region borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany was annexed to Germany between 1871 and 1918 and again in 1940 through 1944, de Gaulle chose it as a symbol of French resistance.

    Medals of Honor

  • A true alternative coalition-vision rises to challenge fat chance, try the footnotes for de Gaulle and the Bandung Conference

    Michael Vlahos: America and China: Partners or Rivals?

  • Mr. Sarkozy's right-wing UMP party is considered a political heir of Gen. de Gaulle's movement.

    New Leader of Right-Wing Party Aims to Shake Up France

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