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Algerian colonists tried to assassinate de Gaulle in this
Famous wartime leader
General de Gaulle rose to fame as leader of the Free
French forces whilst in exile in London during World War 2.
After a period in the political
wilderness, he became President of France in the 1950's -
when he brought stability to a country divided and in chaos
as it struggled to adjust to the postwar situation ,
particularly whether to give independence to France's north
African colony of Algeria.
Charles de Gaulle was born at 9 rue de Princesse to the
north of Lille's city centre on the 22nd of November1890, in
the house of his mother's parents. Known as "le Petit
Lillois de Paris" the General's fascinating and varied life
is recounted in a series of superb photo exhibits at his
Among physical artefacts connected with the great President
- His baptismal shawl.
- The sword he wore at military school
- The DS car that was involved in the
attempt on his life at Petit Clamart ... immortalised in
the film "Day of the Jackal" (pictured
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