History / French
Project title: The Evolution of Charles de Gaulle as France’s Wartime Leader in Great Britain during World War II (1940-1942)
Mentor: David Crowe
During the spring semester, I compiled, organized, and synthesized over 80 pages of notes and material that I acquired while abroad in Montpellier, France. The material largely originated from French historians who utilize a French interpretation on the Great War, pacifism in politics, and capitulation during World War II. While studying these sources, I saw a connection between French pacifism and the fall of France in 1940, a decline that began with French foreign policy in the 1930s. I drew together all of my sources and knowledge base in order to present a truly unique SURF presentation focusing on the French understanding of the wars and incorporating my own historical interpretation. This semester was crucial for the advancement of my Lumen project this summer.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
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Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
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