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  Free French Forces information - Search.com
The French flag with the Cross of Lorraine, emblem of the Free French
As the Allied forces waited near Paris, General Eisenhower acceded to pressure from De Gaulle and his Free French Forces, who, furious about the delay and unwilling to allow the revolters to be slaughtered, as happened in the Polish capital of Warsaw during the Warsaw Uprising, had threatened to attack single-handedly.
By September 1944 the Free French forces stood at 560,000, which rose to 1 million by the end of 1944, and were fighting in Alsace, the Alps and Brittany.
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 Free French Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free French Forces adrian helmet with the Cross of Lorraine replacing the 1939-1940 French Republic "RF" emblem.
The outcome of this campaign was mixed with the Vichy French claiming victory at the Battle of Dakar and the Free French claiming victory at the Battle of Gabon.
FFF leaders General Giraud and General de Gaulle in front of Roosevelt and Churchill at the Casablanca Conference, 14 January 1943.
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 Magnum Search results for: Free French Forces in WWII. 1940-1941
French forces a the Free French HQ at 4 Carleton Gardens in Whitehall.
General de LARMINAT arriving at the Free French HQ in the Chamber of Commerce building.
French Free Forces en route to Koufra, in desert north of Moussoro, crossing the Djourab.
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 US forces free French Canal + crew : print
Luc Hermann, presenter of the programme "90 minutes", for which the crew was working, said that the US Army had "apologised profusely" and "treated them to a meal in a restaurant".
During their detention, French journalists Michel Despratx, Stéphane Rossi, and Mohammed Ballout and their Iraqi driver Sarmad Adel, were on several occasions handcuffed and blindfolded.
French cameraman Stéphane Rossi, French reporter of Lebanese origin Mohammed Ballout and French reporter Michel Despratx, were arrested on 18 May, apparently in the evening as they were filming at the Hotel Baghdad, which is under heavy guard by coalition forces.
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 Composition and situation of the Free French Force in combat
Composition and situation of Free French Forces in combat in December 1940
At end 1941, the total number of Free French Forces was some 50 000 men distributed among the three services.
Mixed Free French Africa brigade (a merging of the Cameroon and Chad brigades).
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 Free French Forces
Free French forces took part in fighting in Egypt, Syria, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
General Marie-Pierre Koenig and his Free French unit did particularly well against General Erwin Rommel at Bir Hacheim in June 1942.
The Free French Navy (FNLF) which had fifty ships and some 3,600 men operated as an auxiliary force to the Royal Navy during the war.
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  Free French Forces (1940-1944)
France libre (Free France), created by General de Gaulle in London after his radio call from the 18 June 1940 (Appel du 18 juin), was de jure an illegal and terrorist 'state', and was presented in such terms by the official propaganda of Etat français.
Although Metropolitan France was under the German boot, pretending to be independent, parts of the Empire such as French Equatorial Africa, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon rallied Free France, thus giving it a territorial reality from which de Gaulle could claim the active participation of France to the Allied war effort.
On the picture are visible a French tricolore, a Breton Gwenn-ha-Du, an European Union flag, a Québec flag, and a vertical version of the FFL flag, with a fl cross of Lorraine extending over the blue and white stripes.
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  WHKMLA : History of France, Free France 1940-1944
Morocco and Algeria, with their considerable minorities of French immigrants, were a critical base for the Free French Forces to recruit; soon they reached a strength of 500,000 men.
Free French forces participated in the allied invasion of Normandy (D-DAY), June 6th 1944.
The only part of the French Empire not under control of the Free French administration at the time of the German surrender on May 8th 1945 was French Indochina, still held by the Japanese.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Free French Forces
Free French soldiers participated in British and Allied campaigns in Libya and Egypt.
Free French forces also fought Italian troops in Ethiopia and Eritrea and faced French troops loyal to Vichy France in Syria and Lebanon.
When the Allied forces marched on Paris, General Eisenhower, accorded de Gaulle and his Free French Forces the honor of officially liberating the capital city.
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 Free French Forces - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After French General Henri Giraud broke his parole given to the Germans and rejoined the war in Operation Torch, the allied invasion of Vichy-controlled French North Africa, de Gaulle outmanoeuvred him to keep his leadership of the Free French.
As the Allied forces waited near Paris, General Eisenhower acceded to pressure from de Gaulle and his Free French Forces, who, furious about the delay and unwilling to allow the revolters to be slaughtered, as happened in Polish capital of Warsaw during the Warsaw Uprising, had threatened to attack single-handedly.
By September 1944, the Free French forces stood at 560,000, which rose to 1 million by the end of 1944, and were fighting in Alsace, the Alps and Brittany.
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 Free French Forces Information
The French flag with the Cross of Lorraine, emblem of the Free French
Free French soldiers participated in the Allied North African campaign, in Libya and Egypt.
The Free French 1st Army, under General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, joined the Allied invasion of southern France, and liberated the Vosges and southern Alsace.
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 Wikinfo | Free French Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
In autumn of 1940, the French colonies of Chad, Cameroon, Moyen-Congo, French Equatorial Africa, and Oubangi-Chari joined the Free French side.
Composition and situation of the Free French Force in combat
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 French Resistance
French Resistance is a general term for resistance movements — armed and otherwise — that fought military occupation of Nazi Germany after the Fall of France[?] in 1940.
French resistance could claim its origin a Charles de Gaulle’s Appeal of June 18 in BBC where he proclaimed that the war was not over.
De Gaulle also organized a new London HQ for the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur (FFI or French Forces for the Interior) under command of general Marie Pierre Koenig[?].
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Bir Hakeim
It was fought between the German/Italian Panzer Army Africa and the 1st Free French Brigade.
The German commander was Generaloberst Erwin Rommel and the French commander was General Marie Pierre Koenig.
Despite the explosion of the defence's ammunition dump, the French continued to fight using ammunition brought in by British armored cars during the night.
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 Asia Times
By 1944, the French populace was virtually united in its desire for liberation from the Nazis and for the overthrow of the Vichy regime.
French forces played a significant role as part of the forces fighting to liberate France, through both the resistance and the Free French forces under Charles de Gaulle.
De Gaulle was the recognized and acknowledged leader of the Free French forces with a legitimacy across all segments of the French population.
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 Operation Torch - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was transshipped from Britain and was commanded by Major-General Lloyd Fredendall, the naval forces being commanded by Commodore Thomas Troubridge.
French batteries and the invasion fleet exchanged fire throughout the 8th and 9th November, with French troops defending Oran and the surrounding area stubbornly.
At midnight, as the invasion troops were approaching the shore, and as agreed at Cherchell, a group of 400 French resistance, under the command of Henri d'Astier de La Vigerie and José Aboulker, staged a coup, in the early hours of November 8, in the city of Algiers.
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 Charles de Gaulle - MSN Encarta
As president of the Free French, de Gaulle commanded French troops fighting with the Allied armies as well as those participating in the Resistance in German-occupied France.
The forces under de Gaulle's command, including French colonials and a considerable part of the French fleet, made an unsuccessful attack on Dakar (now in Senegal) in September 1940, joined the British forces in the conquest of Syria in 1941, and took control of Madagascar in 1942.
In June 1943 de Gaulle joined the French Committee of National Liberation in Algiers, capital of the French colony of Algeria, as copresident with General Henri Giraud.
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 Vichy issued its colonial stamps in France
French Premier Reynaud advocated evacuating the government to French territories in North Africa to continue the fight, but he was overruled by Vice Premier Henri-Philippe Petain and Gen. Maxime Weygand, the French military commander, who argued for an armistice with the victorious Germans.
Felix Eboue, the governor general of French Equatorial Africa, was the first colonial governor to declare for De Gaulle and the Free French, on July 16, 1940.
In the Horn of Africa, French Somali Coast was liberated Dec. 28, 1942 by Free French forces.
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 The Armed Forces of WWII ( Near East ).
Armed Forces: In the early 1930's the Iraqi armed forces were established and began to expand steadily thereafter (the first army division was raised in 1932).
In 1939 the air force was made up of two army-air cooperation squadrons, one bomber-transport squadron, one fighter squadron, one communications squadron, one flying training school, one apprentices training school, and one aeroplane depot.
On 08/11/1943 the revived Lebanese parliament passed a resolution that abolished the French protectorate over the country, a move that met with massive support from other Arab nations (due to this occurrences the Free French Committee was forced to officially acknowledge Lebanon's sovereignty on 22/11/1943).
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 [McGazine]  FREE FRENCH
In the autumn of 1940 the French colonial territories of Chad, Cameroun, Moyen-Congo, French Equatorial Africa, and Oubangi-Chari (all in sub-Saharan Africa) rallied to de Gaulle’s Free France, and the smaller French colonies in India and in the Pacific soon followed suit.
A Free French military expedition in September 1940 to capture the important naval base of Dakar in French West Africa failed, however, and the base remained in the hands of French forces loyal to the national government that Pétain had set up in Vichy.
In August 1944 the Free French 1st Army, under General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, took part in the Allies’; invasion of southern France, driving thence northeastward into Alsace, and the Free French 2nd Armoured Division, under General Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, having landed at Normandy, was placed at the head of the Allied drive to Paris.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Operation Torch
A strong squadron of the Vichy French navy at Casablanca, including the unfinished battleship Jean Bart, along with a number of cruisers and destroyers, made a sortie to oppose the landings but was defeated by superior firepower.
Consequently, Charles de Gaulle of the Free French, French resistants, along with Allied war correspondents, all responded with fury.
In the West the forces of General Anderson came under attack in February at Faïd Pass on the 14th and at Kasserine Pass on the 19th.
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 Vichy France
The attacks by the Royal Air Force on the French Navy at Mers-el-Kebir and Dakar caused bitterness in France and did not encourage former members of the French Army to escape to Britain.
As with the other French divisions with roots in Africa, the 1st underwent "whitening." Five organic battalions from Cameroon, French Equatorial Africa, and Djibouti were replaced with FFI battalions in September and October 1944.
The division stands apart from other French forces in that it was transferred from French North Africa to the UK, missing the campaigns of the CEF and French Armee "B" in the Med.
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 Free French Forces . Enpsychlopedia
Free French Forces under review during the Battle of Normandy.
Free French Forces adrian helmet with the Cross of Lorraine replacing the 1939-1940 French Republic "RF" emblem.
In response, the 60,000-strong Vichy forces in French North Africa—the Army of Africa—joined the Allied side as the French 19th Corps.
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