By 16 June 1940, De Gaulle, with the decisive support of Churchill, had come to the conclusion that, whatever happened, France could not stand to one side in the struggle against Nazi Germany. And so, Free France was born. In this companion volume to MAA 315: The French Army 1939-45 (I) , Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the history, uniforms and insignia of the Free French, Fighting French and the Army of Liberation during World War II (1939-1945).
Read an extract of The French Army 1939–45 (2)
Table of Contents
De Gaulle and the Free French 1940-43 · Free French Ground Forces Uniforms and Insignia · Secret Resistance Within the Vichy Army · A Rematch for the Army of Africa · Rearming the French · Uniforms and Insignia 1943-44 · The Revival of an Army · The Plates · Bibliography