Five things you never knew about France’s Charles de Gaulle

Five things you never knew about France’s Charles de Gaulle

To mark the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s famous ‘Appel’ from London calling on the people of France to resist the Nazis, here are some of the more surprising facts about France’s most popular politician of the 20th century.

De Gaulle statue vandalised in northern France

De Gaulle statue vandalised in northern France

Bomb scare forces evacuation of Paris to London flight

Bomb scare forces evacuation of Paris to London flight

Charles De Gaulle grave vandal was ‘extremely drunk’

Charles De Gaulle grave vandal was ‘extremely drunk’

General de Gaulle’s grave vandalised, say French police

General de Gaulle’s grave vandalised, say French police

France skips Waterloo to honour De Gaulle

France skips Waterloo to honour De Gaulle