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1890-1970.

President 1958-69.

Survived 1968 rebellion.

Known as "L'homme du 18 juin" because it was on this day in 1940 that he broadcast on the BBC to France, calling for continued resistance to the German conquerors. Unfortunately in the emotion caused by the fall of France, no recording was made and his speech has since got mixed up with a poster he had put up round London (in French) calling for Frenchies in London to contact him.

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