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Café Histoire: La libération de la France

Monday 2 June 2014 17:30-19:00


Une guerre franco-francaise (1944-1945)

On 6 June 1944, allied troops land on Normandie beaches: it is D-day. From London the Général De Gaulle exhorts the French to resist while in France the Maréchal Pétain is collaborating with Hitler. Two sides of a divided France, a war between two France which began in 1789 and will end on this very special day. Patrick Landri goes back over this dark episode in French history.

Talk in French by Patrick Landri
90 mins
Members: £5 / Non members: £8

Image: The American landing on Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944. Photograph by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard.

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