De Gaulle: The Life and Times of the Father of Modern France

Samuel Thompson, BA

New Year 2024

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 23 January

De Gaulle was an unlikely saviour to salvage his country's pride after its greatest humiliation. He was born during the zenith of the Third Republic when France commanded a global empire second only to Great Britain's. He fought in the Great War and unsuccessfully called for the reform of France's army between the wars. He carried the flame of resistance after defeat in 1940 and led his country to join the victorious allies of 1945 to stand once again among the ranks of first-class powers. He began the Franco-German alliance which has been the driving force of the EU project and extricated France from Algeria, ushering in the Fifth Republic which endures to this day. A must for Francophiles and those interested in modern European history.

Fee £86.00 (concession rate £56.00)

10 CATS Points (Level 1)

This class will take place on QUB campus

Concession: The concession rate is available for those who are in receipt of State Benefits (including pension), or are full-time students, part or full-time Queen’s students or are members of University staff holding a valid staff card:


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