This is a CITROEN DS 19 - 1960 - General de Gaulle & Driver W/Figure - 1:43 , made by RIO-MODELS.
-The model was produced in the usual RIO high-quality and reflects back the original as possible.
-Accurate markings and insignia
--Comes with General de Gaulle figure (Comes bundled with Charles de Gaulle figure and his driver)
-Comes in acrylic display case
"The Fifth Republic" - Charles Andr Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969.
A veteran of World War I, in the 1920s and 1930s de Gaulle came to the fore as a proponent of mobile armoured divisions, which he considered would become central in modern warfare. During World War II, he reached the temporary rank of Brigadier General, leading one of the few successful armoured counter-attacks during the 1940 Battle of France, and then briefly served in the French government as France was falling.
He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address, broadcast by the BBC on June 18th, 1940, exhorting the French people to resist Nazi Germany and organized the Free French Forces with exiled French officers in Britain. As the war progressed de Gaulle gradually gained control of all French colonies except Indochina most of which had at first been controlled by the pro-German Vichy regime. Despite earning a reputation for being a difficult man to do business with, by the time of the Allied invasion of France in 1944 he was heading what amounted to a French government in exile, but although he insisted that France be treated as a great independent power by the other Allies, the Americans in particular remained deeply suspicious of his motives. De Gaulle became prime minister in the French Provisional Government, resigning in 1946 due to political conflicts.
After the war he founded his own political party, the RPF. Although he retired from politics in the early 1950s after the RPF's failure to win power, he was voted back to power as prime minister by the French Assembly during the May 1958 crisis. De Gaulle led the writing of a new constitution founding the Fifth Republic, and was elected President of France, an office which now held much greater power than in the Third and Fourth Republics.
This particular 1:43 scale DS 19 features President Charles De Gaulle standing in the rear passenger compartment and seated driver.
#RIO-MODELS ITEM Nº4114P - CITROEN DS 19 - 1960 - General de Gaulle & Driver W/Figure - 1:43#
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