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  Free French Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Free_French_Forces   (1661 words)

 Wikinfo | Free French Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
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 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.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Free_French_Forces   (655 words)

Free French troops also fought in Italy, Free French warships served all over the world, and the 2nd Free French Armored Division participated with distinction in the Battle of Normandy.
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.
tmg110.tripod.com /freefr.htm   (1092 words)

 The World at War - French Empire Timeline 1940-45
French territories in the West Indies would be kept out the hands of those Secretary of State Hull termed, "the so called Free French", until long after the Axis ended the charade of Vichy and occupied the whole of metropolitan France in the wake of the American landings in North Africa.
Free French emissaries land but are forced to withdraw after the port director informs them of his orders to arrest them.
Free French and British forces advancing into Lebanon and Syria from Palestine encounter strong resistance from Vichy forces at Litani on the 9th and 10th, at Kiswa on the 12th, at El Kuneitrah and Izra 15 th and 16th.
worldatwar.net /timeline/france/empire40-45.html   (8150 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.
French desires (and demands) were consistently greater than Allied abilities (and willingness), and the rearmament program was a bureaucratic jungle which saw many partially formed French formations sacrificed and cannibalized.
By mid-July the division was reassembled on Corsica.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-enemy/vichy.htm   (3781 words)

 Vichy France, Free French, Operation Torch
The French Army was disgraced during the German invasion of 1940.
French civil administrators hold the real power in North Africa, and the Department of State recommends that the Allied invasion commanders transition authority back to these administrators as soon as militarily practicable.
Two Free French divisions (equivalent of two Allied brigades) are fighting for the Allies in the Western Desert.
mason.gmu.edu /~ssledge/situation1.htm   (1095 words)

 Viet-Nam Free-World Challenge in Southeast Asia
The free Vietnamese found a determined and resourceful leader who is today the President of the Republic of Viet-Nam: Ngo Dinh Diem.
And all this was enormously complicated by the departure of the French technicians and specialists who for so long had operated the economy, leaving behind a staggering shortage of managerial and technical skills.
Most significantly, while in the free South the standard of living was moving upward, in the Communist North it was dismally falling.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/vietnam_free.htm   (4058 words)

 French Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frigate division of the French Navy in Toulon harbour
The history of the French Navy goes back to the Middle Ages, when it was defeated by the English at the Battle of Sluys and, with Castilian help, managed to beat the English at the Battle of La Rochelle.
The orders to French commanders to scuttle their ships in case of an attempted take-over had been reinforced, however, and, often despite the presence of German troops, this was done, in the Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Navy   (2470 words)

 The World at War
Free French headquarters in London seethed with turmoil between right wingers and supporters of the leftist Popular Front.
The Admiral began to chafe under the one man rule of de Gaulle telling friends in the British Admiralty that he was of the opinion that the General was suffering from meglomania.
Admiral Auboyneau assumed leadership of the Free French Navy on March 23, 1942.
worldatwar.net /biography/m/muselier   (729 words)

 uboat.net - Fighting the U-boats - Ships
At the beginning of the war the French Navy consisted of 7 battleships, 1 aircraft carrier, 18 cruisers, 72 destroyers, 78 submarines and a number of corvettes and other smaller vessels.
Even the Free French navy was consisted by large number of surface and submarine vessels, they did not have impressive successes against U-boats.
Worth to be mentioned also, is that the Free French Navy during WWII had the largest submarine in the world.
uboat.net /allies/ships/french.htm   (388 words)

 The Free French Naval Force (FNFL)
The FNFL sailed alongside the Royal Navy in the difficult years of 1941-42, when the outcome was so uncertain and when the enemy seemed to be triumphant on every front, whether in the Atlantic, the Channel or the Mediterranean.
After the USSR, Japan and the USA entered the war, Free French naval forces were to be found on all the world's oceans, and in every theatre of operations.
The 1er BFM (1st Marine Battalion), later to become the 1er RFM (1st Marine Regiment), fought alongside the 1ère DFL (1st Free French Division) and shared its glory at Bir Hakeim and in Africa, Syria, Italy and France.
www.charles-de-gaulle.org /article.php3?id_article=156   (832 words)

 Empire of Brazil, 1822-1889   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Many of these flags were similar to the honorary jack now used by French naval ships named after vessels of the Free French Navy in WWII-- parted vertically blue and red with a white lozenge throughout reaching the edges dividing the blue and red.
French Navy's 1858 Album des Pavillons show this flag with the coat of arms all in gold, the charges outlined and detailed in dark gold/green.
As in the case of the national flag, the crown is imperial in style with pearls on the arches.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/br_emp.html   (942 words)

 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-French Submarine Surcouf, the World's largest Submarine before WW2. Her mysterious ...
Not all French Naval vessels surrendered to the British, and Surcouf had to be forcibly taken over by the Royal Navy, in the shirmish, two British Officers and a French sailor died.
It is believed that the French intended sailing Surcouf for the Pacific in January of 1942, she went into New London to load fuel/torpedoes etc. and sailed.
But at the time, a popular theory as to the French submarine's demise was: When caught refueling a German U-Boat she was sunk by US Submarines or a Navy Blimp.
www.ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/FrenchSubmarineSurcoufthe.html   (727 words)

 Rule 58. FRENCH SURRENDER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
French colonies become Free French on a modified die roll of 3 or lower.
58.61 FRENCH FORCES REMOVED FROM BOARD: Once the political alignment of the French colonies is established, the French fleet and French ground and air units in Free French colonies and British-controlled hexes remain on the board.
French ships which are damaged or are unfinished on the "2" row of a French Naval Construction Chart may be selected and are counted at their full, undamaged value.
aworldatwar.com /eRules/58.HTM   (2062 words)

 Bermuda's ties with France
A French knight, the Sieur de la Motte, was in Virginia in 1614 and attended the wedding in April that year of John Rolfe, one of the survivors in Bermuda in 1609-10 of the "Sea Venture", to Princess Pocahontas.
The earlier disappearance of the officer was recalled and it was assumed that in 1775 he came upon the scene, while honoring his parole, as the gunpowder robbery was in progress; was mistaken for a British officer in the dark and murdered; then buried hastily on the Governor's doorstep.
An official joint U.S. and Free French report stated that she left Bermuda on 12 February and was accidentally rammed and sunk, with the accident due to both vessels running at night with no lights because of the menace of German U-boats.
www.bermuda-online.org /france.htm   (6676 words)

 Partisans and Freedom Fighters
The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres) were fighters who decided to go on fighting against Germany after the Fall of France and German occupation, and to fight against Vichy France².
The Free French Navy had 50 ships and 3,600 men operating as an auxiliary force to the Royal Navy.
Many French colonial troops were participated in Operation Anvil/Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France near Marseilles.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1779.html   (1186 words)

 Avalanche Press
It was their allies, the French, however, whom followed up on the theoretical use of massive submarines.
Surcouf was regarded as the pride of the fledgling navy by De Gaulle, and as a joke by the British Admiralty.
Frankly, the disappearance of one French submarine was of minor import to the United States and the British Empire, engaged as they were in a global war.
www.avalanchepress.com /Surcouf.php   (2369 words)

 Surcouf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
to the effect that the Officers of the French Navy were spreading the rumor
French submarine MARVAL, which was sunk in action in the Mediterranean, came
whose husbands are serving in the Free French Navy.
groups.msn.com /Surcouf/intelligencereporttr11442.msnw   (581 words)

 Discredited French Resistance - Alternate History Discussion Board
The French Resistance were useless, they killed more of their own people than Germans.
As long as the Free French forces exist, then even if Britain, the Soviet Union and the USA all ignore the resistance, de Gaulle will not.
Of course, if there were no Free French forces, that would be a horse of a different colour.
www.alternatehistory.com /discussion/showthread.php?p=905289   (550 words)

 U.S., French Navies Conduct First EOD Exercise in South Texas
The U.S. Navy conducted its first bi-lateral Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise with the French Navy in South Texas this week.
INGLESIDE, Texas (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy is conducting its first bilateral Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise with the French Navy in South Texas on Padre Island in the designated Mine Warfare Training areas, Jan. 24-28.
CDT Atlantic is one of three French Navy EOD teams and is located on the western tip of France.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=16799   (455 words)

The blue-white-red Tricolor, first adopted as the national flag of France in 1794, serves as the contemporary French Republic's naval ensign and jack.
Tricolors for use at sea are made with stripes of unequal width (30:33:37 proportions); this is supposed make them look equal in width when viewed from a distance at sea.
Most appointment and rank flags of the French Navy are based on the Tricolor.
tmg110.tripod.com /frnvf.htm   (254 words)

 All-New Terrorist Evil-Doers Trading Card #6 - La Resistance en France
The French Resistance was a terrorist network of spies, gun smugglers, saboteurs, and resistance fighters, covertly and overtly collaborating with the Allied powers against the Axis and Axis-controlled French Vichy government, during World War II.
Paul Reynaud as premier, and was forming a new government, out of the Vichy political movement which had sought collaboration with Germany throughout the inter-war period, and was now seeking an armistice with Germany.
In danger of being arrested by the new French government, de Gaulle beat a path back to England.
webpages.charter.net /syzygy/tradingpost/6.html   (918 words)

 Free French DEs
with the US Navy, 6 CANNON Class Destroyer Escorts were built for the Free French Navy.
Three of the DEs were named by the US Navy and these ship names were transferred to other US Navy DEs after the ship was transferred to the French Navy.
Much gratitude is owed to Anne McCarthy and Pat Perrella, USS Slater volunteer, for their research and devotion to keeping alive the memories of the Destroyer Escort.
www.desausa.org /free_french_des.htm   (138 words)

 Henry Robb Leith
Survived the war and transferred to the Chinese Navy January 1946.
Transferred to Free French Navy, renamed Estienne d’Orves.
Sank a u-boat.Survived the war to be converted into passenger ships for the Union Steamship company of Vancouver.
www.angelfire.com /nb/henryrobb/frigates.htm   (304 words)

 Index to Comic Art Collection: "Free" to "Frelancing"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
----------------------------------------------------- Free For All (Mar. 2, 1999) "The Crowd is Cheerin' Him On"* (Free for All, Mar. 2, 1999) / by Brett Merhar.
At the end of the day, Garganta has made money, but all Condorito's passengers were police, students, or other people with free passes.
The Freethinkers' Pictorial Text-Book : showing the absurdity and untruthfulness of the Church's claim to be a divine and beneficent institution and revealing the abuses of a union of church and state / designs by Watson Heston.
www.lib.msu.edu /comics/rri/frri/free.htm   (5526 words)

 McHale's Navy (1997) - MovieWeb
Life is a never-ending search for fun and good times for the sailors lucky enough to be stationed at the naval base located on the tiny Caribbean island of San Ysidro.
Most of the guys' days are spent helping their fearless old leader, retired Navy Lt. Commander Quinton Me Hale, spread free enterprise around the nearby islands with a variety of business endeavors, including his trademark beverages, ice cream and pinup calendars.
But the easy life is about to be disrupted by a by-the-book new crewmember, the new base commander (and his beautiful sideckick) and a maniacal invader of a nearby island.
movieweb.com /movie/mchalesnavy   (160 words)

 French Fleet Air Arm
"French Fleet Air Arm" is an unofficial web site dedicated to French Naval Aviation ; therefore, the documents do not commit the French Navy nor the French Ministry of Defence.
It is strictly forbidden to copy any photo or text in this web site without prior notice from the webmaster.
"French Fleet Air Arm" est un site non-officiel dédié à l'Aéronautique navale française ; de ce fait les écrits n'engagent en rien la Marine Nationale et le Ministère de la Défense français.
frenchnavy.free.fr   (102 words)

 Navy Midshipmen | NCAA Football at CBS SportsLine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Walk-on Steve Aponavicius kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play and the Eagles beat the Midshipmen 25-24 in the Meineke Bowl, a seventh straight bowl win that concluded up a tumultuous month for BC.
Undersized Navy says fans could be difference against BC
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Navy coach Paul Johnson is concerned about the size of Boston College's linemen.
www.sportsline.com /collegefootball/teams/page/NAVY   (311 words)

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