1922-1924: Enters the "Ecole Supérieure de la Guerre" (an elite military academy). He publishes many articles and his first book: "Discord Among the Enemy".
1925-1928: Staff officer of Marshal Pétain. The Rhine Army at Trèves. Promoted to Major.
1929-1931: Assigned to the Levant (Beirut)
1931-1932: Secretary-General of the National Defense Department. Henri De Gaulle dies. Publication of "The Edge of the Sword" by Berger-Levrault publishers.
"Towards a Professional Army" is published in 1934,
in which he develops his theories about the combination of
tanks and aviation in the context of modern-day warfare. He
moves to La Boisserie.
1935-1937: Tries to get a law
passed regarding the creation of the armored divisions he
recommends. Junior lecturer at the Center for Higher Military
1937-1938: Promoted to colonel.
Commands the 507th Tank Regiment in Metz. He publishes "France
and its Army".
1939: In September, he is given
the command of the Tank Brigade attached to the 5th Army in
Charles De Gaulle in 1939
May 17th-30th: Wins renown fighting
against the Germans in Montcornet and Abbeville. Records the
radio-broadcast speech (on June 2nd) at Savigny-sur-Ardres
June 1st: he is temporarily
named Brigadier General.
June 5th: Paul Reynaud names
him Under-Secretary of State for National Defense and War.
June 17th: Leaves Bordeaux and
arrives in London. Radio-broadcast speech by Pétain.
June 18th : at the BBC,
around 8 pm, Appeal to the Resistance.
Birth of the Free French movement.
From June 18th, 1940, the history
of the life of Charles De Gaulle is inextricably entwined
with the history of Free France. (Cf. Chronology
1945-1946: The major reforms:
Social Security, state allowances to families, nationalizations,
women's vote, workers' councils, creation of the Political
Studies Institute, the National School of Administration (ENA)
and others. De Gaulle disagrees with the Assembly and the
exclusive regime of the parties, and resigns from his post
(January 20th, 1946). The Bayeux speech (June 16th).
1947-1954: Creation of the French
People's Union. Publication of the "Speeches and Messages".
Travels to Africa and the Indian Ocean. First volume of his
War Memoirs ("The Appeal").
1955-1958: Second volume of
the War Memoirs ("Unity"). Retires to Colombey ("Crossing