November 27, 1942  Scuttled — Today in History

While many considered the Vichy government to be a puppet state, the officers and men of the French fleet had no love for their German occupiers. This was a French fleet and would remain so if they could help it, even if they had to sink it to the bottom of the ocean.

via November 27, 1942  Scuttled — Today in History

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4 thoughts on “November 27, 1942  Scuttled — Today in History

  1. I am sure that a lot of people forget what an impossible situation the French were in. I do know that 44 years ago when I was in France all I needed to say was “Excusez-moi. Je ne parle pas français. Je suis australien”
    and I was welcomed with open arms.

    1. Indeed they were in an impossible situation after being humiliated by the swift victory of the Germans. Many French people still have a lot of gratitude towards those who come from countries that came to liberate them.

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