Free French

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Noun1.Free French - a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republicFree French - a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
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Caption: The fusil d'intanterie Modele 1907/15 was widely used by French colonial troops like this Free French Lebanese soldier in Syria in 1941.
Police were called and managed to free French. Then they arrested him before taking him to hospital.
She was the lady who gave a home to Fortnum the Free French squirrel, who was brought back from occupied France by an RAF officer and taken on bombing missions over Germany.
The result was that all through the war our small house, where the munitions girl Beth, from Dundee, was billeted with us, had a stream of Free French servicemen spending their leave with us.
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My job was involved with the ships - the Greeks, the Free French and the Bretons.
Its fate is shrouded in mystery: after assisting in the capture of Saint Pierre and Miquelon for the Free French, it was supposedly later used in supplying U-boats in the Atlantic.
Lisa's The Horror of Love is a biography of the love affair between Nancy Mitford - novelist, socialite and the most gifted in a family of famous sisters - and Gaston Palewski, the Free French commander who inspired her to write her most famous novel, The Pursuit of Love.
forces invaded North Africa and, despite limited resistance by French forces, quickly occupied the major ports and cities, including Algiers, whereupon the Algerian authorities threw in their lot with General Charles DeGaulle's Free French Forces.
At the same time a 'Free French' government was proclaimed by de Gaulle with headquarters in London.
He argues that Churchill, more than anyone else in the West, devised the strategy that won the war and that, where he was not able to implement his "broader vision" and "more inspired concept," it was largely due to constraints on his freedom of action imposed by the Americans above all, due to their plans to reshape the post-war economic order, as well as by high officers of his own military and by Charles de Gaulle and the Free French. Distributed in the US by Casemate.
Through the previous night and into the morning, elements of General Philippe Leclerc's Free French 2nd Armored Division had filtered into the city from the southern suburbs and reinforced French civilians who were fighting in the streets with German occupation troops.