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El Alamein and the Struggle for North AfricaInternational Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century$
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Jill Edwards

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165818

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001

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The Free French in the Battle for North Africa, 1942: Military Action and Its Political Presentation1

The Free French in the Battle for North Africa, 1942: Military Action and Its Political Presentation1

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(p.93) 5 The Free French in the Battle for North Africa, 1942: Military Action and Its Political Presentation1
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El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa
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Rémy Porte

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0005

When France fell in June 1940, General de Gaulle, outraged, issued the call to arms that began the gathering of the Free French forces that became of great political importance for France. From mainland France and African countries of the French empire, support rallied to de Gaulle. The participation of the Free French Forces in the overall struggle of the Allied forces in Egypt and the Western Desert remains indisputably small, and it is also true that at certain moments the British seemed unconvinced of their input or the missions that they attributed to them. Yet their contribution, if not crucial, was none the less important. Emphasized is the importance of the psychological impact that the men who fought at Bir Hakeim had on the Free

Keywords:   Free French Forces, Bir Hakeim, Cyrenaica, Desert Commandos, ‘secret’ desert war

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