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Macron marks 80 years since de Gaulle’s call to resistance at London ceremony

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French President Emmanuel Macron visited..

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French President Emmanuel Macron visited London on Thursday for a ceremony to mark the anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle's call for wartime resistance against Nazi Germany.


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Macron's visit, his first trip outside France since the coronavirus pandemic, marks the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle's radio address to the French nation, in which he laid the foundations of the Resistance.

The address was broadcast from London by the BBC on June 18, 1940, shortly after the Nazi invasion of France, and with the blessing of Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill.

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Macron, who was accompanied by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, bestowed the Legion of Honour, France's highest distinction, on theRead More – Source





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