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Gaulle, Charles Andre Joseph Marie de, 1890 - 1970 (General, President of France)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1890 - 1970

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

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Articles, 1946-04 - 1947-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/14
Scope and Contents

Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: the slowness of the French withdrawal from Syria and Lebanon; the authoritarianism of the Labour Government; the Palestine problem; France’s debt to General Charles de Gaulle; ELS’s recent visit to the Middle East (October-November 1946).

Also includes correspondence with publishers and the press.

Dates: 1946-04 - 1947-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Articles, 1955-12 - 1957-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/21
Scope and Contents Typescript texts, proofs and press cuttings on subjects including: a tribute to 1st Lord Ismay; General Charles de Gaulle; the Arab world and the West; Winston Churchill; a review of A W Kinglake’s "Eothen"; the nuclear deterrent; the French parliamentary crisis; a review of "A Soldier with the Arabs" by Sir John Glubb [former Officer Commanding Arab Legion, Transjordan]; increased pay for MPs; a review of Pierre Mendes-France’s book [? "Sept mois, dix-sept jours"]; the propaganda war in the...
Dates: 1955-12 - 1957-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Articles, 1953 - 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/71
Scope and Contents

Proofs of "Britain and the Levant Crises", "With de Gaulle from Bordeaux to Dakar" and draft text of "Dakar and de Gaulle".

Dates: 1953 - 1968-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-15 - 1940-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/13
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to events in France, including: copies of telephone messages from ELS and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France on the decision to declare an armistice; extracts from ELS’s diary on his departure from France with General Charles de Gaulle.

Dates: 1940-06-15 - 1940-06-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Charles de Gaulle, 1942 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/33
Scope and Contents

Papers on de Gaulle, including: correspondence on de Gaulle’s memorial service; Free French pamphlets on Vichy France, the economy and de Gaulle (1942); an account of de Gaulle’s departure for Africa from RAF Calshot [Hampshire] during the war; letters between ELS and de Gaulle, on subjects including ELS’s congratulations to de Gaulle [on becoming President of France] (1958) and de Gaulle’s mention of ELS in his memoirs.

Dates: 1942 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Clementine Churchill": correspondence with Charles de Gaulle and Yvonne de Gaulle, 1948-69, 1969-05 - 1979-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/309
Scope and Contents

Copies and originals of correspondence on subjects including condolences on [the death of Anne de Gaulle], the first anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death and the death of Randolph Churchill.

Dates: 1969-05 - 1979-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence on France: Charles de Gaulle, 1940-06 - 1941-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 1/134
Scope and Contents

Includes: broadcast by de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on the BBC, with copies of telegrams, biographical notes on de Gaulle by ELS and letters from de Gaulle to ELS; correspondence on the British Military Mission to de Gaulle and on Mary, Lady Spears's appeal; papers on Winston Churchill's agreement with de Gaulle, directives, correspondence and memoranda.

Dates: 1940-06 - 1941-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with Charles de Gaulle, 1956-01 - 1962-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 1/15
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Churchill and de Gaulle, President of France, on subjects including messages of goodwill, including Churchill's congratulations on de Gaulle's election, a referendum on independence for Algeria and de Gaulle's survival of an assassination attempt, and various gifts of books and photographs.

Dates: 1956-01 - 1962-08
Conditions Governing Access: Closed for review.
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De Gaulle, 1944-08 - 1946-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4/13
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on Charles de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] including: letter from de Gaulle on Winston Churchill’s visit to Algeria, 1944; Duff Cooper’s general reflections on de Gaulle in 1944; Cabinet paper giving an outline of relations between the Government and de Gaulle between June 1940 and June 1943.

Dates: 1944-08 - 1946-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/13
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with Churchill, the War Cabinet, and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's involvement in overseas diplomatic visits; ongoing disputes between the Soviet Union and Poland relating to borders and the Curzon Line; meetings and preparations for Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings; notes on the progress of the Italian Campaign and Allied progress in France, Belgium, and Greece; discussions on 'World Organisation' and post-war planning; concerns...
Dates: 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Fulfilment of a Mission": texts, notes and source material, 1941 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/51
Scope and Contents Includes: ELS short story "The End of Spears" on the work of MS’s Ambulance Unit in North Africa; draft chapters; telegrams on the French coup in the Lebanon (November 1943) and an interview between Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State in the Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] and General Charles de Gaulle on de Gaulle’s refusal to accept the Armistice with the forces of Vichy France (1941); copies of the agreement between Lyttelton and de Gaulle on collaboration between the British and...
Dates: 1941 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"General Spears": personal papers, 1916 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 2/22
Scope and Contents Includes birthday greetings, personal correspondence and papers on ELS’s will. Correspondents include: Edward Evans-Pritchard; Lord Ilford [earlier Geoffrey Hutchinson]; 1st Lord Boothby on subjects including thanking ELS for his congratulations on his marriage (2); "Peti" [Michael Spears]; Martin Gilbert on his book "The Roots of Appeasement" and on researching Anglo-French relations (3); Sir Alvery Gascoigne; 1st Lord Erroll of Hale; Quintin Hogg [later Lord...
Dates: 1916 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Interviews and press statements, 1946-02 - 1946-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/12
Scope and Contents

Typescript texts of interviews with the Associated Press, Arab News Agency and Lord Stansgate [Secretary of State for Air, earlier William Wedgwood Benn] on subjects including: the agreement between France and Britain allowing France to maintain troops in the Lebanon; General Charles de Gaulle’s qualities as a leader; the importance of Arab unity; the importance of maintaining good relations with the Arabs in Egypt and Palestine.

Dates: 1946-02 - 1946-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Journal and accompanying papers, 1940-08-30 - 1940-10-28

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 5/36
Scope and Contents

ELS's journal kept during "Operation Menace", the Anglo-French landings at Dakar [Senegal], including a large number of copies of telegrams and correspondence from the same period between ELS and individuals including: Vice-Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Vice-Admiral Commanding First Cruiser Squadron]; Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice; General Charles de Gaulle; the Admiralty; Winston Churchill, Prime Minister.

Dates: 1940-08-30 - 1940-10-28
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Journal and accompanying papers, 1940-10-25 - 1940-11-19

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 5/37
Scope and Contents

ELS's journal kept following "Operation Menace", the Anglo-French landings at Dakar [Senegal], including a large number of copies of telegrams and correspondence from the same period between ELS and individuals including: Major Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to Winston Churchill]; MS; General Charles de Gaulle, Chief of Free French.

Also includes aerial photographs of the Dakar expedition.

Dates: 1940-10-25 - 1940-11-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from ELS to Nancy Maurice (later Nancy, Lady Spears), 1930-08 - 1941-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 4/2/10
Scope and Contents Subjects include: a visit to Scotland; ELS’s distress for Nancy during the bombing of London; his relations with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]; the failure of the landings at Dakar [Senegal]; difficulties at the Syrian conference in Cairo [Egypt]; personal tensions with General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; ELS's frustration at his situation; MS being confined to hospital; de Gaulle’s reaction to the British terms for the armistice with the Vichy...
Dates: 1930-08 - 1941-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell, 1944-01 - 1944-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/23
Scope and Contents

Letters from Algiers and Paris [France] on subjects including: life in Algeria; Winston Churchill’s visit to Marrakesh [Morocco], Jan 1944 and Clementine Churchill’s view that he would die after the war; a visit by Mary, Lady Spears [earlier Mary Borden], Feb 1944; a visit from Martha Hemingway [Martha Gellhorn], Mar 1944; Charles de Gaulle ("Charlie Wormwood"); Randolph Churchill’s plane crashing, July 1944 and stay, Aug 1944; going to Italy, Aug 1944; life in Paris.

Dates: 1944-01 - 1944-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Manuscript diary, 1939-09 - 1945-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/1
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the outbreak of war; directing the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit in France and its evacuation; ELS's departure for Dakar [Senegal] with General Charles de Gaulle and her concern for his position with the Government; bombing raids in London; taking the ambulance unit to the Levant; accounts of torture by the Gestapo in southern France; her view of de Gaulle's hostility to Britain; the unit's part in the victory parade in Paris; de Gaulle's ingratitude to ELS; her own...
Dates: 1939-09 - 1945-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes on France, 1955-08 - 1970-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/34
Scope and Contents

Notes on events in May-September 1940, and draft texts [? for "Two men who saved France"] on General Charles de Gaulle following his arrival in Britain and events leading to the British attack on the French fleet at Oran [Algeria].

Dates: 1955-08 - 1970-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: personal British, 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/90
Scope and Contents

Cuttings on subjects including Charles de Gaulle and Ashanti Goldfields Corporation Limited.

Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press cuttings: personal foreign and Ghana, 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 9/99
Scope and Contents

Cuttings from the French and Ghanaian press, on subjects including Charles de Gaulle and the events of June 1940.

Dates: 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Reports by Harold Macmillan on French affairs, 1943-02 - 1944-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4/8
Scope and Contents Reports by [Maurice] Harold Macmillan, Resident Minister at Allied Headquarters in North-West Africa [later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including: recognition of the French authorities in North Africa by other governments; the decline of General Henri Giraud, Commander-in-Chief of French forces in North Africa; changes to the French Cabinet; reaction to the arrests of Pierre Boisson, Marcel Peyrouton and Pierre Flandin, Vichy French Leaders, by the Free French; the Lebanon; Charles de...
Dates: 1943-02 - 1944-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches and articles, 1990-01 - 1990-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 7/1/73
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: policy towards South Africa; the reunification of Germany; terrorism in Northern Ireland and the murder of Ian Gow; the Gulf War; Charles de Gaulle.

Dates: 1990-01 - 1990-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Subjects discussed during Churchill’s visit to Paris [France], 1944-11-11 - 1944-11-13

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4/14
Scope and Contents

Subjects discussed between Churchill, Charles de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] and others include: arms supplies to French forces; the occupation of German territory; Syria and the Levant.

Dates: 1944-11-11 - 1944-11-13
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Telegrams from Winston Churchill on Charles de Gaulle and President Roosevelt, 1944-04 - 1945-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4/12
Scope and Contents Subjects include: differences in policy between Duff Cooper and Sir Edward Spears [former First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon] over Spears’s policy of helping the Arab states drive out the French; a suggestion that Prince Napoleon might marry Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames]; official recognition of the French authorities in North Africa; difficulties with a possible visit to Roosevelt [President of the United States] by de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government...
Dates: 1944-04 - 1945-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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