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Charles de Gaulle

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French 2-Star General and military theorist who became the leader of the Free French during the Second World War and who subsequently served as both Prime Minister and President of the Republic of France.

Winston Churchill famously said of him: 'The heaviest cross I have to bear is the cross of Lorraine' but, in reality, De Gaulle's prickly Nationalism was his way of asserting French sovereignty and independence from the UK and USA.