From our Humor Department:
In the darkest days of World War II, with France overrun by the Nazi’s, Charles de Gaulle escaped with his family to London to lead the resistance. He was a proud man. While it came naturally, he felt he had to act proud to uphold the dignity of France. This was not always appreciated.
The English told a story about their first night in bed. Madame De Gaulle tossed and turned and said, “My God, it’s cold.”
Her husband said, “in bed, Madame, you may call me Charles.”
The French had a story, too.
The next day, De Gaulle visited British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He said, “I am on a mission to save France. My mission comes from God.”
Churchill replied, “I don’t recall giving you this mission.”
These stories are fictional though the men are not.