About This Show
A vast array of the vaguely interesting from history and more.
Ian Chapman-Curry roots around references, interrogates indexes and analyses asides to find fascinating stories that would otherwise languish in the footnotes.
With history, politics, geography, economics, psephology, statistics and etymology, you're sure to find something that you find vaguely interesting too!
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VIP 09 - Charles de Gaulle's embarrassing tête-à-tête
In 1944, Charles de Gaulle was visiting the United States to drum up support for his Free French forces.
On 7 July 1944, de Gaulle went to the Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in the northern suburbs of Washington, D.C. to pay his respects to General Pershing, one of the great commanders of the First World War.
The meeting didn't go quite as planned when his visit triggered memories of one of Pershing's Great War comrades - Marshal Pétain.