Free French

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: Fighting French

Some articles on french, free french:

Bombing Of South-East Asia (1944–1945) - Indochina Bombing Campaign
... also Operation Matterhorn Because colonial French Indochina remained loyal to the Vichy government and made numerous concessions to Japan, including allow Japanese troops ... In this the Allies were aided by a young French naval officer, Robet Meynier, who, beginning in May 1943, organised a network of informants in the bureaucracy of French Indochina ... working outside control of either Vichy of the Free French ...
Tereska Torres
... (3 September 1920 - 20 September 2012) was a French writer ... At the age of 18 Torrès enlisted in Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces Volontaires Françaises Corps and worked as a secretary in de Gaulle's ... months pregnant, her first husband 20-year-old Georges Torrès, stepson of pre-war French-Jewish Prime Minister Léon Blum, was killed while fighting with the 2nd ...
Lothringen - Language and Culture - Cross of Lorraine
... World War II, the cross was adopted as the official symbol of the Free French Forces (French Forces Françaises Libres, or FFL) under Charles de Gaulle ... d'Argenlieu suggested the adoption of the Cross of Lorraine as the symbol of the Free French ... chief of the naval and air forces of the Free French for only two days, created the bow flag displaying the French colours with a red Cross of Lorraine, and a cockade also featuring the Cross ...
List Of Allied Warships In The Normandy Landings - Light Cruisers
... light cruisers took part along with two of the Free French navy, and one of the Polish navy ... HMS Emerald HMS Enterprise Georges Leygues (Free French) HMS Glasgow HMS Mauritius (Flagship of Rear Admiral Patterson) Montcalm (Free French, Flagship of Rear Admiral Jaujard) HMS Orion HMS ...
List Of French Divisions In World War II - Divisions of Free France, The Tunisian Campaign, and The Army of Liberation - Free French Divisions
... in combat, had friction operating with other units of the French Army that they considered to have been tainted by affiliation with the Vichy regime. 1st Free French Division (1st DFL, later became the 1st Motorized Infantry Division and finally the 1 March Infantry Division) ... Subordination Multiple, including British 8th Army, French 1st Army, and Detachment of the Army of the Alps ...

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