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  Battle of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north and west, a small Italian occupation zone in the southeast and a collaborationist government in the south, Vichy France.
France formally surrendered to the German armed forces on 25 June in the same railroad car at Compiègne that Germany in 1918 had been forced to surrender in.
France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north and west and a nominally independent state in the south, to be based in the spa town of Vichy, dubbed Vichy France.
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 Fall of France 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This split of the common Frenchman and the apathy of the entire country were key factors to the failure of the war to come.
At the time France entered the war, the French Army had 30 infantry divisions (14 in North Africa, 9 on the Alpine front, 7 on the Western Front, and a few mountain troops on the Spanish frontier).
This Line was created to counterbalance France's inferior military in the event of armed conflict with Germany.
www.pvhs.chico.k12.ca.us /~bsilva/projects/france/interwar/fall.htm   (518 words)

 Armistice with France (Second Compiègne) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Following the decisive German victory in the Battle of France (10 May - 21 June 1940), it established a German occupation zone in Northern France that encompassed all English Channel and Atlantic Ocean ports and left the remainder "free" to be governed by the French.
In the very same railway carriage in which the 1918 Armistice was signed (removed from a museum building and placed on the precise spot where it was located in 1918), Hitler sat in the same chair that Marshal Ferdinand Foch had sat in when he faced the defeated German representatives.
The unoccupied third of France was ostensibly left free to be governed by the French, until a final peace treaty would be negotiated, and was eventually occupied by Germany in 1942 in Case Anton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armistice_with_France_(Second_Compi%C3%A8gne)   (847 words)

 Stopping the Fall of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
France had 16 of these series “B” divisions, and historically many but not all of them performed very poorly.
That effectively knocked France out of the war, though the French continued to fight for another few weeks, and actually fought rather well most of that time.
Until the French solidify their lines in Belgium, France has the bulk of its best and most mobile troops tied up in the move into Belgium.
members.aol.com /althist1/Mar04/france.htm   (2218 words)

 The fall of France - World Affairs Board
France was a core part of Europe when the Union had only six members and reflected the primary goal of Franco-German reconciliation.
France remains a major European country: it is a founder of the Union, one of the world’s richest nations, and holds a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Moreover, France needs to avoid the temptation to overcompensate for the diminishing role of the Franco-German tandem, which may no longer be sufficient to power the Union, but nonetheless remains necessary.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=3098   (936 words)

 H-France Reviews
That the Liberation of France was a pivotal event of manifold dimensions--as editors H. Kedward and Nancy Wood (both from the University of Sussex) say in the introduction--is undoubtedly true, though so also was the fall of France four years earlier.
France was liberated by the western Allies as had been expected by the French themselves well before the summer of 1944.
French West African soldiers who fought in the battles for the Liberation of France were rounded up in camps in France pending their repatriation to Africa, and because of the "whitening" of the French army in 1944-45 could not take part in the victory marches and celebrations.
www.h-france.net /reviews/delisle.html   (1549 words)

The remainder of France's tank force were located in arsenals or in training schools.
The fall of France in 1940 came from some rather simple reasons.
France fell to the two factors of leadership and motivation.
mailer.fsu.edu /~akirk/tanks/france/France.htm   (759 words)

 The Fall of France, 1939 - 1940
German forces sit on the western front next, and France expects a blow to come from the southeast side of their country so as to not violate Belgian Neutrality.
Within a matter of a week, German forces cut a swatch twenty miles wide across France with tank forces, and the retreating French armies are constantly harassed from the sky by dive bombers.
40 of these bombers fall in combat to the Luftwaffe, and by May 28, the Belgium has surrendered and the entirety of France is in peril.
www.stanford.edu /~e2wu/histday/france.htm   (1093 words)

 Facts in Review (7/22/1940)
From France, Italy demands only demilitarisation of a zone extending 50 kilometers beyond the Italians' most advanced line on the French-Italian front; the demilitarisation of naval bases in the Mediterranean; harbor and railway facilities near Italian colonial possessions; and in localities situated elsewhere, the demilitarisation of a limited zone of French possessions.
France has a chance to show her good will in 1940; such a chance was denied to Germany in 1918-19.
France, if she had been victorious, would have imposed armistice and peace terms on Germany which would have left precious little of the Reich intact.
www.calvin.edu /academic/cas/gpa/facts01.htm   (9276 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940: Books: Julian Jackson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Fall of France in 1940 is one of the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.
The collapse of France in 1940 was the last in the chain of political and military defeats.
To many, the Fall of France was an inevitable result based on the "decadence" of France in the pre-war era.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/019280300X   (3055 words)

 Military History Online - The Fall of France: the Nazi Invasion of 1940
Julian Jackson's The Fall of France, first published in 2003 and then released in paper covers in 2004, is the first in a series from OUP titled "The Making of the Modern World".
Jackson's approach is to separate various elements of the fall of the Third Republic.
In truth, this is not primarily a military history, though there is sufficient commentary on France's military structure, deployments, assessments and activities to engage the military historian.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /review/falloffrance.aspx   (434 words)

 1.JmA - The battle for france, strategic and tactical Blunder
France in 1939 was a divided country whose people had no idea why they had been suddenly thrown back into a state of serious conflict.
France had many reasons to doubt the quality of her army in 1939.
Blitzkrieg: From the rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk: London- Cape, 1979.
www.1jma.dk /articles/1jmaarticlesfrance.htm   (5799 words)

 fare: Immigration and the Fall of France
They live in their social-democrat dream, strongly convinced that France is the heaven which protect them against the rest of the world...
As for whether or not the vietnamese, algerian, senegalese, etc., immigrants to France are barbarians from societies that are even worse failures than the french society, YES, by and large, this is undoubtedly true.
The principles of civilization are systematically poisoned with superstitious beliefs that lead to destruction: an ideology of antagonism, beliefs of entitlement, economical illiteracy, banishment of reason, worship of the Leviathan.
fare.livejournal.com /107900.html#cutid2   (1828 words)

 The Belmont Club: Once in France
France has brewed this cauldron all by itself, and it is a potion made of social 'welfare' and protection from opportunity.
The synthesis of the two is that while Muslim immigrants in France, beyond the influence of fundamentalist Islam, have heretofore been divided by sectarian interests, the perpetual violence across France has provided them with a foundation for collective experience; the manning of the barricades, camaraderie and the spirit of revolution.
France is the Sickest Man in Europe - but she is by far not the only ill patient in the region.
fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com /2005/11/once-in-france.html   (11537 words)

 The Museum of WWII -- The Munich Agreement and the Fall of France
The Museum of WWII -- The Munich Agreement and the Fall of France
France's fall is chronicled in the full set of German invasion maps and reconnaissance books of France, propaganda posters and leaflets, and culminates in Roosevelt's message to French Premier Paul Reynaud.
His belief that Britain and France had been so weakened by their experiences of World War I that they would not fight under any circumstances except direct attack was proven correct.
www.museumofworldwarii.com /TourText/Area03b_Munich.htm   (740 words)

 TheFA.com - England fall to France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But France got back into the game towards the end of the first half with some attacking play.
France were forced to defend deeply in numbers with Aluko again and Arsenal's Anita Asante also testing their goal.
But it was to be France's day and they sealed their victory when Nonna Debonne netted their second goal from close range on 89 minutes.
www.thefa.com /Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2003/08/59846.htm   (253 words)

 Profits fall at France Telecom - Breaking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
France Telecom issued mixed signals on Thursday, reporting a net profit fall, a surge of mobile telephone services and a big dividend increase that disappointed analysts.
France Telecom said that the proposed dividend was a balance between the priority of reducing debt and a desire to raise the payout.
The price of shares in the group was showing a fall of 1.53 percent to €24.43.
www.smh.com.au /technology/ - !http://www.smh.com.au/news/Breaking/Profits-fall-at-France-Telecom/2005/02/11/1108061848500.html?from=moreStories   (413 words)

 Battle of the Atlantic - Fall of France
The occupation of France was a strategic step forward for Donitz, who had moved his HQ to Paris and assumed personal command of the Atlantic operations.
The second strategic advantage on the fall of France was that Britain itself was open to invasion fears.
The second was the shortage of boats and last was the lack of suitable bases for which to exercise the close tactical control necessary for the co-ordination of the attack.
www.uboataces.com /boa-fall-france.shtml   (2344 words)

 Powell's Books - France
La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne.
France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “Let them eat cake,” was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the...
A visual celebration of France's most beautiful and perfectly preserved medieval villages, each a harmonious marriage of architecture and landscape.
www.powells.com /psection/France.html   (804 words)

 The Fall of France
Last Summer the outspoken minister of the Interior was France’s most popular politician with his promise to restore the law of the Republic in the various virtually self-ruling immigrant areas surrounding the major French cities.
What happened instead was that Sarkozy’s "colleagues" in government used the riots as an excuse to turn on the "immigrant" in their own midst.
Do not be surprised if this French epidemic soon crosses France’s borders into the North African areas surrounding cities in Belgium and the Netherlands.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/brussels110705.htm   (701 words)

 Travel Outward: Trailing the Fall of France
As a student of World War II, I have been fascinated by what is one of history's greatest battles, the breakthrough that led to the fall of France in May 1940.
The war in France was essentially over in a week, though the fighting continued for another month.
Sedan is in France, so the French had not been inhibited from building defenses, but the troops there were both second line and few in number.
www.traveloutward.com /articles/europe/11-02_ww2_france.shtml   (2898 words)

 The Invasion of France May 10 - June 22, 1940
Claiming to be willing to fight on from their colonies should England fall, Churchill felt the intent was to end the war unilaterally.
On June 18 De Gaulle addressed all of France on BBC radio: “France is not alone!” and proclaimed himself leader of the exile force of Free French.
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
www.worldwar2database.com /html/france_40.htm   (1200 words)

 JMo in France: Fall in France
Ah, fall in France; crisp, clear blue skies, and the smell of upcoming winter in the air.
Fall is the time of la rentrée, when the town is reacquainted with hordes of children traveling in packs, monopolizing precious sidewalk space and irritating me with their perfect and slang-filled French.
Fall is also the time when I start to wonder if I'll ever have heat in the apartment again - the heat is included in the rent, but as it's steam heat, the building is subject to the whims of the caretaker as to when it is turned on and off each year.
jmo.typepad.com /jmo/2005/09/fall_in_france.html   (460 words)

 Mail & Guardian Online:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
France scored two tries in the first 10 minutes and held out South Africa 26-20 in a rugby international at Stade de France on Saturday.
France's victory, only their ninth in 35 Tests with the Springboks, gave each side a win, loss and draw against each other this year.
France were the only northern-hemisphere host to beat two of the southern powers this month, a major boost to their Six Nations hopes this winter.
mg.co.za /articlePage.aspx?articleid=257802&area=/breaking_news/...   (554 words)

 The Fall of France - The Churchill Centre
The Fall of France - The Churchill Centre
Churchill inspired millions to resist German aggression, but rallying France's flagging leaders in the spring of 1940 was beyond even his formidable powers of persuasion.
As Charles de Gaulle had foreseen, the panzers would be filling their tanks at the filling stations of northern France.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=338   (421 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - The Fall of France - A1057286
More than half of France's 800,000 troops were confined to manning the defensive Maginot Line, a line of fortifications facing Germany from the Swiss to the Belgian frontiers.
The Germans advanced against France through the Ardennes Forest, which the French had considered to be impassable to tanks.
France was divided into two zones: northern France was to be occupied by Germany, while the south east was to remain under the control of Pétain's Vichy-based government.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A1057286   (845 words)

 France in America -- La France en Amérique
By the Treaty of Easton, which included the participation of the Iroquois, the British obtained from the Indians of the Ohio Valley assurances of their withdrawal from the conflict.
France and Britain both laid claim to North America’s vast interior.
France abandoned Canada and Louisiana with little regret, however, for it had preserved its plantation colonies in the Caribbean and fishing rights in Newfoundland.
international.loc.gov /intldl/fiahtml/fiatheme4c.html   (1903 words)

 The Fall of France | The Brussels Journal
It is quite thinkable that, within 1 to 3 decades, Europe will need massive help (war?) against this 3rd invasion of Islam (1st in Spain, 2nd in Vienna), help that will have to come, for the 3rd time in a row, from...America.
As a former resident in France, I appreciate your perspective.
Pompous buffoon Francois Mitterrand in '92 sniffed that something like the LA riots could never happen in France because of "social protections." Now these braying hypocrites in the Foreign Ministry are whining that they are "surprised" by all the foreign news coverage of their social catastrophe.
www.brusselsjournal.com /node/441   (2370 words)

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