Vichy French

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Timeline Of World War II (1941) - June 1941
8 Vichy French-controlled Syria and Lebanon are invaded by Australian, British, Free French, and Indian forces ... Australians cross the Litani River, beating back Vichy French forces ... Australians continue to fight through the Vichy French defenses and advance towards Beirut, winning the Battle of Jezzine ...
List Of French Divisions In World War II - Vichy French Divisions - Vichy French Divisions in France, 1940 - 1942 (DM)
... New Army" The terms of the armistice ensured the Vichy French forces had only limited artillery and armored vehicles ... landed in north Africa, the Germans invaded Vichy France and the leadership of the Vichy French forces told the army to remain in its barracks rather ... The Vichy Army was then disbanded by the Germans, although they authorized formation of one unit (1st Regiment of France) in early 1943 ...
Military History Of Gibraltar During World War II - Vichy French Attacks: 1940
... On 18 July 1940, after the destruction of the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir by the British, the Vichy government authorized a bombing raid of Gibraltar as a response ... the bombardment of Dakar yesterday morning, one-hundred-and-twenty French aircraft based in Morocco attacked Gibraltar." On the same day, the United ... have been undertaken." But the United Press report ended on an ominous note with "French reprisals are imminent." Again, on the same day, the Vichy French government issued ...
List Of Military Engagements Of World War II - Battles - 1940
... the Royal Navy destroys most of the French Navy to avoid ships falling in German hands ... British Somaliland Italian conquest of British Somaliland • First Battle of French Indochina The forces of Imperial Japan successfully invade French Indochina but ... attempt by the Allies to capture the strategic port of Dakar from Vichy French control ...
1940 In Aviation - Events - September
... HMS Ark Royal arrives off Dakar, Senegal, with the Free French leader General Charles de Gaulle embarked ... She flies off two French Caudron C.270 Luciole trainer aircraft which carry Free French officers ashore to request that Vichy French forces there join de ... September 24–26 – A British naval force supports a disastrous Free French attempt at an amphibious invasion of Dakar ...

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    It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    There’s something Vichy about the French.
    Ivor Novello (1893–1951)