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This was a reference to the two-barred cross that de Gaulle adopted as the symbol of Free France.
The plain French Tricolor was not abandoned, however; both Free France and the puppet government in Vichy continued to claim it as their own.
His source was an article on the flags of Free France, by the distinguished vexillologist Lucien Philippe, in the June 1999 issue of Franciae Vexilla.
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Free France was not yet France, whatever de Gaulle's success in building support and legitimacy from a variety of supporters.
The liberation of Paris was a combined triumph for the Free French and for the several elements of the internal French resistance, which contributed to that moment of unity.
La France libre is a history of the match sticks which de Gaulle was able to light among those who had formed the Free French and who joined with the internal resistance in a bonfire of celebration at the time that Paris was liberated.
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 Wikinfo | Free French Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres in French) were French fighters who decided to go on fighting against Germany after the Fall of France and German occupation and to fight against Vichy France in World War II.
Free French forces also fought Italian troops in Ethiopia and Eritrea and faced French troops loyal to Vichy France in Syria and Lebanon.
The Free French 1st Army, under General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, joined the Allies' invasion of southern France and took Alsace.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Free_French_Forces   (655 words)

 France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 22 régions and 96 départements of metropolitan France.
France is divided into 26 administrative régions: 22 are in metropolitan France (21 are on the continental part of metropolitan France; one is the "territorial collectivity" of Corse, on the island of Corsica, commonly referred to as a région in common speech), and four are overseas régions.
In 2003, France's natural population growth (excluding immigration) was responsible for almost all the natural growth in European population: the population of the European Union increased by 216,000 inhabitants (without immigration), of which 211,000 was the increase in France's population alone, and 5,000 was the increase in all the other countries of the EU combined.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/France   (6539 words)

 Vichy France
More exactly, the majority of Free French battalions in the operation were composed of Senegalese troops who were reluctant to kill their Senegalese countrymen serving with the Vichy defenders; as a consequence, the Free French brigades earned a poor reputation with the British.
The incomplete division was disbanded on 1 September 1944, with elements dispatched to France shortly afterwards as reinforcements and replacements for the 1st DB.
By mid-July the division was reassembled on Corsica.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-enemy/vichy.htm   (3781 words)

 Free France (1940-1944)
Back to France, de Gaulle was posted to the General Secretariat of the National Defense, where he was involved for the next six years in the debates on the modernization of the French armed forces.
The cross of Lorraine was adopted as the emblem of Free France in June 1940.
The cross of Lorraine was officially prescribed as the emblem of the Free France (later the Fighting France) by a regulation of 5 June 1941.
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 Military history of France during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
France formally surrendered to Germany on June 25, 1940, and a collaborationist government, led by Philippe Pétain and centered in Vichy, France, was established.
France wanted to punish Germany for four years of horrible fighting, but, while she retrieved Alsace-Lorraine and earned promises of a demilitarized region west of the Rhine, she was not allowed to keep her troops in Germany.
France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north and west and a puppet collaborationist government in the south, to be based in the spa town of Vichy, dubbed Vichy France, and led by Petain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_France_during_World_War_II   (9099 words)

 Henri-Philippe Petain
His refrain was the destruction of France and the daily devastation of her cities, of which he mentioned several by name.
Churchill is clearly not comfortable about France, in spite of his welcome of Marshall Petain's declaration that she will never fight her old ally.
Yesterday, however, the Germans sent him a 'brutal dictate" threatening in event of refusal to occupy all France, to feed the army of occupation with French foodstuffs, and to permit the native population to die of hunger.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWpetain.htm   (1250 words)

 WHKMLA : History of France, Free France 1940-1944
Free French forces participated in the allied invasion of Normandy (D-DAY), June 6th 1944.
The first object was for his Free French administration to gain recognition as the sole organization representing the French in exile/overseas.
While France was not represented in the Conferences of Cairo and Yalta, France was treated as one of the victorious powers as it was granted a share in the occupation of both Germany and Austria and a seat among the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/france/freefrance.html   (609 words)

 Vichy and Free France
The Vichy Government was born of defeat at the hands of the Germans in June of 1940.
The unoccupied part of France was ruled from the city of Vichy (famous for its 'Vichy water').
With the capture of Paris, de Gaulle was the unquestioned leader of France.
www.pvhs.chico.k12.ca.us /~bsilva/projects/france/vichy/default.htm   (1939 words)

 Vichy France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vichy France, or the Vichy regime was the de facto French government of 1940-1944 during the Nazi Germany occupation of World War II.
Vichy France was established after France surrendered to Germany in 1940, and took its name from the government's administrative centre in Vichy, southeast of Paris (which remained the official capital, to which Pétain always intended to return the government when this became possible).
Within France, the Second World War and the Vichy Regime were intertwined with an internal civil war; one faction opposed the Communist and Republican elements of society, while reactionary elements supported a fascist or similar regime in the mould of Francisco Franco's.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vichy_France   (3888 words)

 Russia Seeks Return Of Diplomatic Assets In France [Free Republic]
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management.
France applied the Stockholm decision in March, and in May Noga obtained an order to seize 70 million euros' worth of Russian state assets in France, including the bank accounts of the Russian embassy and its delegation at UNESCO.
Those accounts are still under French judicial control and the seizure has seriously altered the lives of the 260 Russian bureaucrats based in Paris who have said they were working under very tight budgetary constraints and were struggling to pay their staff.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a398a497e5d29.htm   (972 words)

 Free Press : France Televisions institutes viewer gauge
Public broadcaster France Televisions has engaged Novatris, a leading European market research company, to set up a “qualitative barometer” to gauge viewer satisfaction and to make its France 2, France 3 and France 5 channels more responsive to public taste, chief executive Marc Tessier said Thursday.
The study, which will not be publicized and will be used only to guide the pubcaster’s internal strategy, is part of Operation Transparence TV Tax, which aims to provide viewers with information about where the money they pay each year as TV tax is utilized.
France Televisions has not revealed how much the study, to be fully operational in September, will cost.
www.freepress.net /news/1933   (497 words)

 Free Term Papers on National Political Culture in France 1870 1917
After being invaded by Germany in 1870, and after an uprising in Paris contesting the legitimacy of the existing government, the 2nd Republic broke down in France and was to be replaced by the third Republic.
However, the conjecture in France at the time was largely unfavourable to this, as we shall later see in more detail.
Although education had been free in France since Napoleon, it had been conducted by the Church and primary education lasted only two years.
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 Vichy France, Free French, Operation Torch
Vichy France maintains a stated policy of armed neutrality, but it appears to be accomodating German demands in all areas with the exception that it does not allow the Axis to use French military forces actively against the Allies.
Two Free French divisions (equivalent of two Allied brigades) are fighting for the Allies in the Western Desert.
Though the Free French offer the Allies use of their troops for any operation against Vichy North Africa, planners recommend that the Allies not use them because the Vichy will most assuredly react violently against any attacks by Free French forces.
mason.gmu.edu /~ssledge/situation1.htm   (1095 words)

 Military.com Resources
Free France Railpass for Veterans of the Battle of Normandy
Available starting April 15, both the free veterans' railpass and 3-day special railpass are for residents of the U.S. and Canada only and must be obtained prior to departure for Europe; they are not available in Europe.
To obtain their free railpass, veterans need to log onto www.normandiememoire.com where they register for a 60th anniversary commemorative badge.
www.military.com /MilitaryReport/0,12914,MR_Free_030104,00.html   (265 words)

 European Observer | France misunderstands free market theory - Glocal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
France has recently become the center of international attention as it struggles with itself to solve a growing problem: the increasing distance between elected politicians and the electorate.
The main problem with France is that its policies do not reflect an understanding of the true ideals of capitalism and globalization.
This is not to claim that global capitalism is the ultimate solution to France's problems, but liberal changes such as those implemented and supported by Tony Blair appear to be the best way to create and spread prosperity in a struggling nation.
www.tuftsdaily.com /news/2006/04/10/Glocal/European.Observer.France.Misunderstands.Free.Market.Theory-1802902.shtml   (390 words)

 FSF France enters Free Software Gaming
The fifteen developers working on NeL at Nevrax will continue to operate under high pressure to meet their deadlines while FSF France will be in charge of connecting them with the Free Software world.
FSF France first became involved in the gaming field by helping with the release of Blender under the GNU GPL.
Creating awareness for these issues, securing Free Software politically and legally, and giving people freedom by supporting development of Free Software are central issues of the FSF France.
www.fsffrance.org /news/article2002-10-27-01.en.html   (425 words)

 Free France Travel News
TREIGNY, France -- Once upon a time, deep in the forests of Burgundy, a man was haunted by a vision.
Jacques Moulin, France's chief architect in charge of historic monuments, designed a blueprint for the castle based on 13th century architectural canons.
By the end of the 1990’s, hotel lobbies, train stations, the metro and restaurants were still engulfed in a lingering nicotine-laden cloud.
www.discoverfrance.com /HTMLNews.html   (1734 words)

 France to free Nazi collaborator (VICHY ALERT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The president of France's League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, Patrick Gaubert, said Papon's crimes were "unpardonable" and he deserved to stay in prison.
The state prosecutor had opposed freeing Papon, arguing that the crimes of which he was convicted in 1998 were of an "exceptional seriousness" and could "incite disturbances to public order," if he were set free.
He returned to France to begin his sentence in October 1999 but wrote a letter to France's justice minister last year saying he felt no "regrets of remorse" for his actions.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/752725/posts   (1496 words)

 FreeToDo France - Free Attractions & Sights in France
F2D France has a wide range of free attractions, activities and events throughout the historic towns and cities to the beautiful countryside.
From the wealth of free attractions in Paris, to the lesser known local museums, crafts and arts, F2D offers indoor and outdoor attractions to suit all.
If you know of any free attractions in France that we do not already have on the site please let us know and we will include the information.
www.freetodo-europe.net   (188 words)

 France - Travel, Culture, Links, Demographics, Information
But one must remember that the France of 1942 had surrendered to Germany, and was controlled by collaborationists.
One must also remember that the France of 1950 was largely controlled by Communists, who had no interest in a free world, only an ideological one.
One must also remember that Free Frenchmen fought at our side as we defeated the Axis, and that other Frenchmen fought at our side when the UN drove back the Communists and kept Korea free.
www.kmike.com /country/fr.htm   (489 words)

 France: new free daily launched in Montpellier - Editors Weblog
France: future of left-wing daily still on the rocks
The arrival of Montpellier Plus signals the first time a free daily has been launched in France by a press group publishing paid-for dailies in advance of the arrival of Scandinavian free newspapers Metro and 20 Minutes.
As happened in Germany (Cologne) a few years ago, a trend is thus emerging in France where publishers of paid-for dailies are launching a counter-attack on the free press initiatives Metro and 20 Minutes.
www.editorsweblog.org /print_newspapers/2005/11/france_new_free_daily_launched_in_montpe.php   (361 words)

 Learn free: French Lessons
Learn French at Home offers the possibility of learning French from your home with the help of a friendly native French teacher over the phone or via the Internet.
Each lesson is based on everyday situations, the language used is the same as the spoken language that you will encounter here in France.
Most lessons will have Real Audio files or Flash animation for you to listen to, so make sure you have the plugin and that you speakers are active.
www.france-pub.com /french   (546 words)

 Singles of France - A Free Global Dating Network
Singles of France is a free dating site for singles in France and for singles across the world who would like to meet singles from France.
Singles of France is part of a free global dating network of over 165 free dating websites.
To join free now, just go to the top of this page and type in your first name and in a few minutes you will be a free Singles member.
www.singlesoffrance.com   (272 words)

 France Stock Photos and Images. 22591 France pictures and photography available to search from over 50 stock photo ...
22591 France pictures and photography available to search from over 50 stock photo vendors.
France, Lorraine, Nancy, les Cordeliers church, grave of a...
Evening view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
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 free france.ttf fonts
Free Fonts on the Web: No free font found.
7 font is a special MICR barcode font that is used in Mexico, France, Spain,...
Free fonts often have not all characters and signs, and have no kerning pairs (Avenue ↔ A venue, Tea ↔ T ea).
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 Free France officer cadets
As early as August 1940, de Gaulle decided to assemble the students who had answered his call so that they could be given officer training.
Casualties among these junior officers of Free France, second lieutenants and lieutenants, were very high (one in four former cadets was killed in action).
De Gaulle and the Resistance outside France : Free France
www.charles-de-gaulle.org /article.php3?id_article=158   (367 words)

 France Telecom Stock Price (WFA), Stock Quotes, Charts, Trades & Market News.
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