Friday, June 18, 2010

Celebrating


Today France is celebrating ... not the very poor football match that our team produced yesterday at the World cup, but we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Appeal of June 18th". This "appeal" is a famous speech by the General de Gaulle that he pronounced on the BBC radio  in 1940 in order to call French for resistance to the German army. You can read the speech translation on wikipedia.
This stature is the one you find on the Champs Elysées.

5 comments:

glduro_marieloupe said...

"Français et Françaises!"

Et Vive la France!

Nadege said...

Sorry about France losing the game but "the Lakers" won.

Starman said...

It was a very sad time for all of Europe.

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

My mother-in-law tells stories of the war when she was a child and how they had to flee Coussey and how her father was taken and imprisoned. He escaped the camp and WALKED about 100 km. back home. The old house in Coussey still has German bullet holes. Her younger brother is named for an American soldier who was kind to the family.

I wish more families had such a good outcome to tell.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» posted a story about l'appel on his old blog. (Pardon the appearance of this blog - it got full of bugs, the titles disappeared; «Louis» couldn't sort it out, so he quit writing to it...)