Charles de Gaulle

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Olivia Jordan obituary
Second world war veteran who served as an ambulance driver and worked as a chauffeur-translator for Charles de Gaulle in London

Tessa Dunlop

08, Sep, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing obituary
Former French president who brought in socially liberal reforms but whose grand style ultimately proved offputting to voters

Kim Willsher

03, Dec, 2020 @4:45 PM

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Daniel Cordier obituary
French resistance fighter during the second world war who went on to become a successful art dealer in Paris

Julian Jackson

23, Nov, 2020 @12:43 PM

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'A small fracture in national frontiers': the Mont Blanc road tunnel opens – archive, 1965
Sixty years after the longest railway tunnel opened, a record-breaking car tunnel connected France and Italy beneath the highest mountain in western Europe

compiled by Richard Nelsson

15, Jul, 2020 @9:38 AM

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The Guardian view on Macron's London visit: still the best of rivals
Editorial: Britain and France are diverging not converging in the wake of Brexit, but they must work to be good allies all the same


18, Jun, 2020 @5:51 PM

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VE Day: Churchill feared De Gaulle would declare victory early
War cabinet papers reveal PM’s concern French ally would pre-empt joint announcement

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, May, 2020 @9:07 AM

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Moving on from Brexit, but not our close European connections | Letters
Letters: Peter Marshall writes that the UK’s ties to the rest of the continent are not inextricably bound up in political institutions, while Adrian Heald wonders if the Tory party can live up to its promises


31, Dec, 2019 @5:53 PM

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In brief: Mud and Stars; Call Him Mine; A Certain Idea of France – reviews
Russia’s ‘golden age’ of literature, a journey into Mexico’s criminal underworld and a life of Charles de Gaulle

Alexander Larman

14, Jul, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Macron’s politics look to Blair and Clinton. The backlash was inevitable | Larry Elliott
The French president has cut taxes for the rich but maintained austerity. It’s a failed formula, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

06, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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A Certain Idea of France by Julian Jackson – the life of Charles de Gaulle
The historical figure the French most admire, the man nicknamed the ‘emperor of France’, was proud, arrogant, charming, pragmatic

PD Smith

23, Aug, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Why Brigitte Macron is the most loved French first lady for years
Supportive yet discreet, strong but without ambition, the president’s wife is a huge hit in a country which reveres alluring older women

Agnès Poirier

04, Aug, 2018 @3:00 PM

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De Gaulle returns to power - archive, June 1958
On 1 June 1958, General Charles de Gaulle got the go-ahead to form a new government. With the war in Algeria threatening to bring civil war to France, de Gaulle demanded special powers to restore order and unity

Compiled by Richard Nelsson

04, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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