Charles de Gaulle remains a perplexing figure to the British. In this 2018 conference, renowned historians Julian Jackson, Sudir Hazareesingh and Marc-Olivier Baruch explored his passionate commitment while dissecting the strategies he used to build his own legend, and shed light on the determination the then little-known General proved on June 18, 1940. To delve further into this complex and fascinating character, read De Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France, Jackson’s acclaimed biography in English or in French.


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