The Achievements of Charles de Gaulleby
†Philip Thody Late Professor of French University of Leeds
ISBN 978 1 85944 153 4 £5.99
This paperback is essentially an endowed lecture given at the University of Wales, Bangor in 1990. Professor Thody saw De Gaulle as the first military leader to take power in France and leave his country a more prosperous place, unconquered, not invaded and at peace with its neighbours. He also ended the bitter war with Algeria 1954 to 1962. His friendship with the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, was crucial in ending problems between their two countries.