Upon being told that Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover America, a bulbous-nosed, sleepy-eyed Charles de Gaulle murmurs: "Eh bien, I congratulate him for that."
Standing under an umbrella in a rainstorm, up to his knees in water, le grand Charles shouts: "Après le déluge, moi."
Such droll, needling cartoons are not softened a bit by the text they illustrate. Week in, week out, Charles de Gaulle comes under irreverent attack in the French satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné (the Chained Duck-).
Anything but chained, the Duck pokes more fun at...