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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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Large numbers were used by Free French forces through the end of the war, and additional numbers were provided to the FFI in occupied France who considered it ".
When General de Gaulle repudiated the authority of the provisional government at the time of the Franco-German armistice in June 1940 and began gathering the first of the Free French Forces around him in London, much of the potency of his campaign was derived from his sense of a wound to French honour, of a loss that had to be appeased.
One military leader who spotted the folly of the Maginot Line early on was Charles de Gaulle, who escaped and set up his Free French Forces HQ in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
After fighting in World War One and leading the Free French Forces in World War Two, de Gaulle entered politics.
Despite the word 'British' in their rifle, they were actually intending to support the Free French forces in the North African campaign.
Operation Exporter combined British forces and Free French forces in a plan to invade Syria in June 1941.
His father had fought with the Free French forces during the war and then worked in the French administration.
he was promoted to lieutenant colonel (US Army Reserve), detailed to the Free French Forces as a combat liaison officer, and later transferred to the G4 position in the 1st French Corps in Corsica and Elba.
The men, aged between 85 and 92, are among the last surviving members of the Free French Forces who fought in the Second World War.
The author is keen to point out that this study is not about de Gaulle, the Free French forces or the secret negotiations between the Foreign Office and the Vichy regime between 1940-42.
Denounced to the Gestapo, the Abbe Pierre fled to North Africa where he joined the Free French forces stationed in Algeria's capital, Algiers, After the war, he was elected to the French parliament where he spoke out for homeless and unemployed people and opened his own home to homeless men.
When Aussaresses arrived in Algeria in 1955, he was a hero, having carried out a series of daring intelligence missions across enemy lines for de Gaulle's Free French forces.