Holocaust: Disaster at Its Finest

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World War II was the most destructive and greatest war in history. It included gigantic struggles not only in Europe but also in most of the world (except the middle east!). More than seventeen million of the armed forces perished during the conflict. As you probably know, there were several important figures of the war. That includes Adolph Hitler, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt and Benito Mussolini, and others who helped keep life out of the hands of the Germans. So yes you’ve heard of them but have you heard of a great French man named Charles de Gaulle. He kept France alive during times of turmoil during the war. When France was conquered his part of the army helped Britain and Poland take over France and stop the German army at the western front. So hear this mans life and find out why he was able to survive and lead others in times of world tumult. Charles de Gaulle was born in Lillie, France, on the 22nd of November 1890. He was the son of a philosopher and a literary teacher. His father was the head master of a Jesuit school and he was educated in Paris. He graduated in 1912 at the Military Academy St. Cry. After attending school, he joined the French infantry in 1913 under the command of Colonel Henri-Philippe Pertain. Charles fought in the First World War and was wounded twice in the first few months of combat and was promoted to captain where he was wounded again in the battle of Verdun. The German army captured him and sent him to a prison camp where he tried five times to escape and failed on every trial. After the Armistice de Gaulle was assigned to a Polish division being formed in France where he served under Maxime Weygand. He fought against the Red Army during the Civil War and won Poland's highest military decoration, Virtuti Militari. The Army of the Future (1934) one of the books De Gaulle wrote had his military ideas. In the book he criticized the static theories of...
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