List Of Names And Terms Of Address Used For Charles De Gaulle
In France, Charles de Gaulle is called or referred to with different names, depending on who is talking, and possibly what are feelings of the person talking about De Gaulle are. This article gives a list of several names and terms of address used in France with respect to him.
Charles de Gaulle, when he was fighting with his Free French forces, and when he was president, was a somewhat controversial person, and, to some extent, the way he was referred to indicated the political leanings of the speaker. While the political controversies have now largely ceased, some distinctions are still relevant today (for instance, the use of le Général almost always indicates that the speaker is a nostalgic Gaullist supporter).
... le colonel Motors This is how de Gaulle was called by jokers in the French military in the 1930s ... De Gaulle's proposals that the French army should emphasize the use of tanks and armored vehicles were scorned by the high command ... Consequently de Gaulle was refused promotions to the rank of general, and remained a colonel until the fall of France in June 1940, when his theories sadly proved right ...
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