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Admiral Philippe de Gaulle, eldest son of Charles de Gaulle and former inspector basic of the French naval forces, died on Wednesday. He was 102 years previous.

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Admiral Philippe de Gaulle, son of General de Gaulle, died on the age of 102 in Paris, AFP realized from his household on Wednesday March 13.

“He died during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday at the National Institution of Invalides where he had been a resident for two years,” mentioned his son Yves de Gaulle.

“Let us salute the memory of a formidable father and a great Frenchman, whose sense of duty was matched only by elegance and modesty. Vision, honor and simplicity, that is ultimately Gaullism.” wrote about X Pierre de Gaulle, one other son of the admiral.

Senator from Paris

Born on December 28, 1921 in Paris, Philippe de Gaulle, a former pupil of the Naval Academy, joined the Free French Naval Forces in 1940. He had participated as an ensign within the campaigns within the North Atlantic till 1944, then within the French marketing campaign (1944-1945) within the Leclerc division.

Lieutenant in 1948, lieutenant captain in 1956, admiral in 1980, he ended his army profession two years later.

The eldest of the three kids of the de Gaulle couple was then a senator of Paris between 1986 and 2004 beneath the label of the RPR, then the UMP.

He devoted himself to preserving the reminiscence of his father, publishing a number of works on the overall, together with “De Gaulle, my father”, a publishing success.

For the “dazzled son”, as he mentioned, it was a query of humanizing his illustrious father, icon throughout his lifetime, chief of Free France and former President of the Republic, who died in 1970.

With AFP