Peter Weston

Special Operations

The Next Moon: The Remarkable True Story of a British Agent Behind The Lines in Wartime France


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THE EARLY SUMMER days of 1940 were dark for Britain. They were darker still for France and Frenchmen everywhere. On the afternoon of 17 June, General Charles de Gaulle, then a junior minister in Reynaud’s government, flew to London. That evening he made his memorable broadcast – France, with its vast empire, and with Britain’s support, would fight on. Later, Churchill, his French almost incomprehensible, urged Frenchmen to continue the struggle.

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