While British and Free French
objectives in Indo-China were broadly consistent, their plans were frustrated by the remoteness and relative strategic insignificance of the Indo-Chinese peninsula for much of the war.
After Syria, the Free French
troops were redeployed in North Africa, being reinforced by other French units.
There are many stories of the stormy relationship between De Gaulle and Winston Churchill, who once said: "The heaviest cross I had to bear during the wartime years was the cross of Lorraine" - the badge of the Free French
303 Mark VII--some Free French
and Algerian troops were issued British No.
General Charles de Gaulle, the vocal, opinionated, and argumentative 53-year-old leader of the Free French
forces, saw things differently.
Likewise, the Free French
sailors sailed in borrowed Allied vessels.
The recipients are not all D-Day veterans but soldiers, sailors and airmen, who also fought alongside the Free French
to rid their country of the German invaders.
Leamington library, on the Parade, is hosting free French
for all this evening from 6pm to 7.
Montgomery and de Gaulle Bernard Montgomery was a British field marshal and one of the leading Allied commanders; Charles de Gaulle was the leader of the Free French
resistance to the Nazis.
If you don't mind the rain, go to the mile-long Esplanade for stunning views across the Clyde, or go and see the Free French
Memorial on Lyle Hill, a spectacular viewpoint and memorial to the members of the Free French
Navy stationed on the Clyde during World War II.
This tribute to the official leader of the Free French
movement, who kept the bond between Britain and France alive in the early 1940s, when Nazi Germany menaced Europe and the British Isles, was largely ignored by the British government, media, and general public.