Some 313 letters written by General Charles de Gaulle in the first years of the Second World War reveal an “embattled, lonely and often angry” man obsessed with restoring France’s glory his way.
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I read a good bio of Charles de Gaulle and I can recommend it http://www.fampeople.com/cat-charles-de-gaulle
"France has no friends, only interests."
Worth remembering this expression of Frenchness as the Eurozone collapses. The same advice is suitable
"General, you must not hate your friends more than you hate your enemies." Clementine Churchill
I find it interesting how nothing really changes. Here we are, back in 1931 after all.
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS