News Tim Little to Speak on the Rise of Charles De Gaulle
MARLBORO, VT – (March 19) – Marlboro College presents history professor Tim Little to speak on French 20th-century politics and the sudden rise of Charles de Gaulle on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:00pm. This Windham World Affairs Council lecture will take place in Ragle Hall, and is free and open to the public.
The most junior Brigadier General in the army and the most junior member of the war cabinet in 1940, by 1944 de Gaulle became the “Liberator of Paris” and the head of the provisional government of France. In his talk, Little will attempt to clarify the circumstances of De Gaulle’s rise and the conditions of French politics that promoted and sustained his power until 1970.
Little received his BA from Marlboro College in 1965. As a graduate student on the University of Rochester, Tim specialized in English, Irish and modern European history. He served as professor of history at Marlboro for over three decades.
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