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Free France


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Free France / Francia Libre (1940-1944)

Free France and its Free French Forces were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France. Set up in London in June 1940, it organised and supported the Resistance in occupied France.
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  • Definition 

  • History 

  • Struggle for control of the French colonies 

  • First successes 

  • Liberation of France 

  • Provisional republic and the war against Germany and Japan 

  • Legacy