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Charles De Gaulle and the Nuclear Revolution

Philip H. Gordon

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Charles de Gaulle recognized from the beginning that nuclear bomb would have immense consequences although he continued to believe in the continuation of past patterns of great‐power conflict, war, ... More


The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'estaing, and Pompidou

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

De Gaulle's views on EMU are compared with those of his Finance Minister Giscard d’Estaing. French policy towards the Hague Summit and the Werner Report is analysed, in particular the views and ... More


De Gaulle Reconsidered

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225343
eISBN:
9780520925687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reconsiders the goals, policies, and diplomatic accomplishments of Charles de Gaulle as president of the Fifth French Republic. It explains that de Gaulle is considered in contemporary ... More


The United States, Algeria, and de Gaulle's Diplomacy

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225343
eISBN:
9780520925687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the diplomatic attempts of French President Charles de Gaulle to establish close ties to the Anglo-Saxons. It explains that at the moment of the collapse of the Fourth French ... More


Epilogue: From Vichy to the Fifth Republic: Decline or Transformation?

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The demise of the Third Republic could have also signaled the end of the tradition of republican state funerals. The Vichy regime tried to establish its own festive and commemorative tradition, while ... More


The NATO Crisis of 1966–1967 and its Causes

HELGA HAFTENDORN

in NATO and the Nuclear Revolution: A Crisis of Credibility 1966–67

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280033
eISBN:
9780191684333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280033.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the NATO crisis of 1966–7. The crisis was viewed at the time as a situation in which the survival and future course of the Alliance was in jeopardy. Building up for years, the ... More


Britain and France

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on British broadcasting in France during the months of June and July 1940. It explains that during this period, there was a need for urgent action in relation to France, which ... More


Peace

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225343
eISBN:
9780520925687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Charles de Gaulle's failed plans for France that were related to Algeria. It looks at de Gaulle's optimism that peace in Algeria would leave France at the vortex of three ... More


Anglo-French Relations and the War in West Africa, 1939–1942

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The three years from the outbreak of the war to the Allied invasion of North Africa were undoubtedly the most traumatic in 20th-century Anglo-French relations. A sense of having been let down and ... More


Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Avner Ben-Amos

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is an interdisciplinary study of the state funerals that were celebrated in France between the French Revolution and the death of François Mitterrand. It explains how the funerals of such ... More


First Thoughts

Michael Stenton

in Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Anglo-French political union was meant as a grand gesture for holding on to France as an ally. However, this offer lasted for only a week as France fell into German hands. Charles de Gaulle, the ... More


The Fall of the Republic and the Coming of de Gaulle

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225343
eISBN:
9780520925687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225343.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the U.S. government's stand on the fall of the Fourth French Republic and the coming to power of Charles de Gaulle. It explains that American policy when the republic faced ... More


The End of Ambiguity

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

Assassinations in Nantes and Bordeaux on 20 and 21 October 1941 placed General von Stülpnagel and the military administration in the center of a political firestorm. Using assassinations as a pretext ... More


France and the United States, Allies in War

Robert L. Fuller

in The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944--1946

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176628
eISBN:
9780813176659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176628.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

General de Gaulle transformed the Free French from a minor committee in London into France’s provisional government in the face of enormous obstacles. These included President Roosevelt, who planned ... More


Regional Commissions and the Origins of Post-war Anglo-French Colonial Co-operation in Africa, 1942–1945

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

A new initiative in terms of colonial policy was now required in order to impress upon international opinion the future benefits of continued British rule. In the event, this attempt was to become ... More


Churchill and France

Douglas Johnson

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

On November 11, 1944, Winston Churchill made a speech in Paris, France. It was a moving speech and an emotional occasion: the commemoration of the armistice of the First World War whilst the Second ... More


The General's Departure

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Generals also depart in a style marked by forcible exit. Here, the chief executive leaves office reluctantly, but plots his return and quickly comes back to office out of retirement in order to ... More


From Germany to Algeria, and Other Historiographies of Resistance

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter one focuses on a comparative analysis of three key films spanning Fred Zinnemann's career which define the director's complex visualization of Resistance in the twentieth century and address ... More


Starting Over, with de Gaulle or without Him

Isser Woloch

in The Postwar Moment: Progressive Forces in Britain, France, and the United States after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300124354
eISBN:
9780300242683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124354.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses postwar France. In one respect, the postwar moment began earlier in France than elsewhere with the gradual liberation of French soil in the summer of 1944. Alongside the Allied ... More


Dealing with Rejection: May 1967–December 1968

Matthew Broad

in Harold Wilson, Denmark and the Making of Labour European Policy, 1958-72

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940483
eISBN:
9781786945020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940483.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter studies the 18-month period following the submission of the second British and Danish membership bids in May 1967. French president Charles de Gaulle indicated already on 16 May that ... More


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