Foreign News: London v. Bordeaux

Not every Frenchman — and no Englishman — accepted the Compiegne armistice terms. In London General Charles de Gaulle, the 50-year-old Under Secretary for War in Paul Reynaud's Cabinet, who for years had argued in vain for greatly expanded mechanization of the Army, appealed for continued resistance to the Nazis. "This capitulation," he said over the radio, "was signed before all means of resistance had been exhausted. This capitulation delivers into the hands of the enemy, who will use them against our Allies, our arms, our warships and our gold. . . ....

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