De Gaulle's wartime Jersey stopover
The French Patriot was given permission by British wartime leader Winston Churchill to make his now legendary call for resistance on the BBC.
But few knew that the day before he called into Jersey to refuel his plane and have lunch at what is now St Peter's Country Hotel.
A plaque marking the occasion was unveiled on Sunday afternoon.
De Gaulle was heading for London to rally support for a resistance movement against the German occupation of France.
It is thought he curried favour by presenting Churchill with a case of his favourite whisky bought at Dunnel's just before he got back on his plane.