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Sarkozy to mark anniversary of WWII broadcasts

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Sarkozy to mark anniversary of WWII broadcasts


A specially-chartered train is heading to London for a major anniversary tribute to French wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle.

It was June 18, 1940 when De Gaulle used BBC airwaves to make a rousing radio appeal to his compatriots to stand up to the Nazi occupation.

De Gaulle’s stirring words as well as broadcasts by other exiles are seen as crucial in inspiring the country during its darkest hour.

President Sarkozy will visit the studios where de Gaulle spoke out during commemorations attended by British Premier David Cameron.

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