“Vive le Québec Libre”; de Gaulle in Quebec
On 24 July 1967, Charles de Gaulle uttered those famous words from the balcony of Montreal city hall, sending shockwaves through Canada and France. What did he have in mind? Had he planned to deliver those words, or was it on the spur of the moment? Let’s follow de Gaulle from the moment he arrived in Quebec city until he cut his trip to Canada short.
In the series:
Jan. 19: Charles de Gaulle said “non” to the UK joining the European Community. January 1963. Did he foresee Brexit?
Jan. 26: “Vive le Québec Libre”; de Gaulle in Quebec, July 24, 1967
Feb. 2: The fall of Saigon – The end of the Vietnam War, April 30, 1975
Feb. 9: Tiananmen Square massacre, June 3-4, 1989
Feb. 16: The fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War? November 9, 1989