Definitions

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  • noun a French movement during World War II that was organized in London by Charles de Gaulle to fight for the liberation of France from German control and for the restoration of the republic

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Examples

  • I wondered why he and the Free French refused to pool their anxieties.

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  • When I was a child, he had come from London to inspect the Free French navy at Greenock, on the lower Clyde in west-central Scotland, and there was a big fuss among the French officers we knew.

    openDemocracy

  • Former members of the Free French joined President Nicolas Sarkozy in London today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's radio appeal to his fellow citizens to resist Nazi occupation.

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  • For de Gaulle, France was not the France that had acknowledged defeat, nor the France of the collaborationist Vichy regime, but the France of the Free French led by him.

    New Statesman

  • For de Gaulle, France was not the France that had acknowledged defeat, nor the France of the collaborationist Vichy regime, but the France of the Free French led by him.

    New Statesman

  • It was the nations of the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA), Free French

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