Friday, September 15, 2006
Charles de Gaulle
You probably heard of General de Gaulle, the guy who escaped to England when France surrendered to the Germans during WWII. He organized the resistance and became the head of the government (first right after the war, then from 1958 to 1969). For a lot of French people he is a hero. Not only because he refused to surrender but also because he contributed to making France an independent country (he was rather anti American BTW...). Anyway, I never noticed he had a statue on the Champs Elysées and today I did. I stopped and took a photo , of course!