Charles de Gaulle and France's nostalgia for greatness - EXPeditions

Charles de Gaulle and France's nostalgia for greatness

by Julian Jackson
  • Key point 1
    The myth of de Gaulle begins with his emergence as a political personality and continues with de Gaulle’s own self-mythologisation.
  • Key point 2
    Whether from the right or the left, contemporary politicians in France continue to refer to de Gaulle.
  • Key point 3
    Part of the nostalgia for de Gaulle today is nostalgia for French greatness.