The Charles de Gaulle Institute – Lebanon launches Digital Archiving Campaign

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The Charles de Gaulle Institute – Lebanon was established on June 18, 2016 following the signature of a quadripartite cooperation declaration between the Embassy of France, the Charles de Gaulle Foundation (France), the Foundation for the Preservation of the Heritage of Charles de Gaulle in Lebanon, and ESA Business School.

Août 1942 - Place des Canons, Beyrouth - Source Fondation Charles de Gaulle[3] copy
Charles de Gaulle in Lebanon

Today the Charles de Gaulle Institute – Lebanon is launching an appeal to anyone who possesses Documents, Videos, Photos or Objects relating to General de Gaulle’s stay in Lebanon, to entrust these items to Front Page Communication agency, from 1st May till 31st July 2017.

Those Photographs and Videos will be Digitized and returned to their owners, as this initiative is meant to allow the building a digital library for publicizing the action and work of General de Gaulle, in particular his commitment towards Lebanon, land of dialogue, in view of him having said: “In the heart of every French worthy of this name, I can say that the sole name of Lebanon strikes a very special chord.”

“L’Appel du 18 Juin” Charles de Gaulle BBC London

With due mention of the source of these documents, they will eventually be exhibited and portrayed on the forthcoming Institute’s premises, as well as in its various digital media.


Manuscript by De Gaulle

For more information about this project, and to send your documents: