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June 18th 1940 Call


  • The rise of nazism
  • The phoney war (1939)
  • Armistice and June 18 Call
  • Occupation and Collaboration
  • The Resistance gets organized
  • The Resistance spreads out
  • The armed Resistance
  • Repression
  • Deportation and internment
  • The liberation in Drome
  • Videos

  • Armistice and the June 18th Call

    German troops in Paris On June 14th 1940, the Germans marched in Paris.

    On June 17th, three days later, field-mardshal Pétain asked the Germans for an armistice.
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    June 22nd 1940 : the armistice is signed with Germany. It is then signed on June 24th with Italy.
    France is going to collaborate and live occupied.

    The conditions of the armistice:

    France divided into 5 zones
  • Supporting the German troops who were on the french territory.
  • Delivering all the German citizens living either in France or in its colonies.
  • Disbanding the naval forces, accepting to have 1 800 000 prisoners in Germany.
  • France being divided into five zones.
  • A 100 000 men army allowed in the unoccupied zone.
  • The whole French industry working for the Germans (iron and steel industry, flatting mills, armament, aviation, automobile industry) and agricultural products, textiles and coal being delivered to Germany.

  • De Gaulle

    The June 18th 1940 call

    General de Gaulle calls the Frenchmen, from London, to go on fighting.

    Birth of Free France.

    Speech from London On June 28th, the United Kingdom proclaims de Gaulle, the leader of Free France.

    On July 10th, the Battle of Britain starts.

    De Gaulle entrusts d'Estiennes d'Orves with the mission to organize an intelligence service in occupied France.

    It's the beginning of Résistance.

    Next theme : Occupation and Collaboration

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