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Plaque: Charles de Gaulle - NW3


Charles de Gaulle, 1890 - 1970, soldier, statesman and political reformer, general and leader of the Free French Forces during the war against Hitler, first President of the Fifth Republic of France, lived in this house.
Erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund.

De Gaulle lived here with his family, September 1942-44 (though these dates vary depending on source).

See Musee de la Resistance for more information on this plaque (in French).

Site: Charles de Gaulle - NW3 (1 memorial)

NW3, Frognal, 99, St Dorothy's Convent, Frognal House

The plaque is not visible in our photo of the house; it's barely visible from the street. On the side of the house, it can be seen by peering over the top of the wall to the very right of our photo.

2017: We were contacted by Chris Kitching who is writing a book about Walter Rye, the athlete and antiquary, who lived at Frognal House 1891-9. His book (due end of this year or beginning of next) has a short section about the house.

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Charles de Gaulle - NW3

Information Subjects commemorated

World War 2

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Free French Forces

Formed, in concept at least, on 18 June 1940 in de Gaulle's 'Appeal of 18 Jun...

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Charles de Gaulle

Born Lille, France. Height 6 ft, 5 inches, nicknamed Le Grande Asperge. Presi...

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Charles de Gaulle - NW3

Information Created by

Heath & (Old) Hampstead Society / Hampstead Plaque Fund

The Hampstead Plaque fund was set up, many years ago, by Ralph Wade and has b...

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