• Short Summary

    Charles De Gaulle makes a speech, in French, about the capitulation of the French Government.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "To All Free Frenchmen".

    MS. General Charles De Gaulle standing behind his desk speaking in French about the French defeat. He states that the defeat and the low morale of the French and the French government was caused by a superior mechanical force which the Germans were able to use against France, this lead to capitulation which was chosen by the Petain government. De Gaulle and his companions believe that the honour of France rests with him and his friends who will continue the war alongside the Allies who will be victorious.

    De Gaulle's speech is played over footage of Germany's invading army and of refugees fleeing their homes. There are also shots of Allied tanks.

    N.B. It seems odd that this item went out with a French Speech - Subtitles were not unknown and it seems strange that they weren't used. - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1049.30
    Media URN:
    20936
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:15:00 / 01:32:47:00
    Canister:
    40/54

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