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Quotations From CHARLES DE GAULLE

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  • 11.
    We are not here to laugh.
    Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970), French general, president. Quoted in Independent (London, April 21, 1990). Published on the centenary of his birth.
  • 12.
    France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war!
    Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970), French general, president. Speech, broadcast June 18, 1940, from London. Speeches of General de Gaulle (1941). De Gaulle's famous words were not part of the official typescript for this speech, and not issued in written form until the following month.

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