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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thoughts on the modern tradition in France of succumbing to sycophancy and high self-regard. Oui, "Un certain regard."; DeGaulle

French culture discussed by an informed and erudite Englishman!
http://youtu.be/Dmh880HAOZU

Thoughts on the modern tradition in France of succumbing to sycophancy and high self-regard. Oui, "Un certain regard."; DeGaulle

This very interesting audio track about contemporary French cultural and political life -which I came across completely by accident this past weekend while looking for something else dealing with BBC Radio- is the polar opposite of the chestnut I grew-up knowing so well that ends -at least, the version of the old 1940's maxim I often heard- "that France is not great because DeGaulle is in France, France is great because France is in DeGaulle."
C'est vrai!

DE GAULLE TRIUMPHANT

Newsreel video: British Pathe Gazette: The Voice of Britain: DE GAULLE TRIUMPHANT, April 11, 1960

1945 - YOU WERE THERE WHEN HISTORY WAS MADE

Newsreel video: British Pathe Gazette: The Voice of Britain: 1945 - YOU WERE THERE WHEN HISTORY WAS MADE, December 27, 1945.

FRANCE 24

France 24
France 24 broadcasts from Paris 24/7 in English to bring you the French perspective on the world.


France 24 News homepage: http://www.france24.com/en/

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North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers

North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
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