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1: Two combatants: France Vs. Nazi, Germany | Allies | Great Britain Russia China | Axis Italy Japan

2: France declared war on Germany on September 3rd, 1939 | Involvement

3: Reasoning | Germany invades Poland on September 1st, 1939, even after being warned not to

4: Political Leaders | Albert Francois Lebrun | Edouard Daladier | Paul Reynaud | Maurice Gamelin | Maxime Weygand

5: Military Leaders | Charles de Gauller | Phillippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque | Henri Giraud | Alphonse Juin | Marie Pierre Koenig | Jean de Lattre de Tassigny | Georges Catroux

6: President of the third republic. In 1940, accepted the German terms of surrender. Was then replaced by Philippe Petain. | Albert Francois Lebrun | Reigned as prime minister rom 1938-1940. Resigned May 9th, 1940 day before German invasion | Edouardo Daladier | Took over Prime Minister for Daladier in 1940. Was appointed to separate peace with Germany | Paul Reynaud

7: During the days of May 1940, commanded French army, then removed from position when he failed to defeat Germans. | Maurice Gamelin | Replaced Gamelin, in May 1940. Then favored an armistice with Germany. | Maxime Weygand

8: Images of Political Leaders

10: Leader of the free French, and head of French Government. after the Fall Of France was exiled. | Charles de Gauller | Leader of Free French after Gauller, and commanded both forces in France and Africa. Commander of the French Far East Expeditionary Corps. | Henri giruad | Leader of the Free French Forces, commanded in both Africa and France. | Hauteclocque

11: The chief and staff of the French Army, previously commander of the French Expeditionary | Alphonse Juin | Commander and chief of the French Forces of the Interior | Marie Pierre Koenig | Commander of the First French Army | Tassigny | The main French military leader in Syria and Labanon | Georges Catroux

14: Weapons | Handgun: | MAB Model D | Weight: 0.76 kg Length: 178 mm Barrel length: 101 mm Manufacturer: Manufacture d'Armes de Bayonne | 200,000 were produced from 1933-1982, used in three wars and was the main hand gun for the French Army | Rifle: | Berthier Rifle | Cartridge: 8 x 50R mm, 7.5 x 54 mm Action: Bolt-action Muzzle velocity: 1,950 ft/s (594.51 m/s) Feed system: 3- or 5-round magazine, clip fed | Caliber: 7.65x17mm Browning SR (.32 ACP).380 ACP Action: Blowback Muzzle velocity: 213 m/s (698.64 ft/s) for .32 ACP Feed system: 9-round box magazine (.32 ACP) 7 rounds for .380 ACP | Used in three wars, production of these guns has never ceased since it was first being produced back in 1915

15: Sub Machine Gun: | MAS-38 | Designed: 1938 Produced: 1939-1946 Weight: 2.87 kg (without magazine) 3.56 kg (with magazine) Length: 623 mm Barrel length: 224 mm | Cartridge: 7.65mm Longue 7.65x17mm Browning SR Caliber: 7.65mm Action: Blowback Rate of fire: 600-700 rounds/min Muzzle velocity: 350 m/s (1,148 ft/s) Effective range: 100m[1] Maximum range: 200m[1] Feed system: 32 rounds | Machine Gun: | Weight: 9.75lb Length: 1080mm Barrel length: 600mm Cartridge: 7.5x54mm French Caliber: 7.5mm Barrels: 1 Action: Gas Rate of fire: 450 rpm Muzzle velocity: 830 m/s (2,722.4 ft/s) Feed system: 25 round box magazine Sights: Iron | FM 24/29

16: F1 Grenade | Manufactured: 1915 Weight: 570g Length: 90mm (without fuse) Filling: Cheddite Filling Weight: 60g Detonation Mechanism: Timed Friction Fuse | Grenade: | Tank: | Char 2C | Weight: 72 tons Length: 33 feet, 8 inches Width: 9 feet, 10 inches Height: 13 feet, 5 inches Crew: 12 | Armor: 1.8 inches Guns: 75mm; 4 8mm machine guns Engine: 2 x 250 hp Range: 93mi Speed: 9.3mph

17: The Battle of France | See hand out | Go to hand out

20: Important Documents | German Instrument of Surrender | Officially ended the War in Europe; stated post-war plans for Germany | Signed May 8,1945

21: Important Documents | Second Armistice at Compiegne | Ended the Battle for France as a German victory. The terms were that Germans would occupy northern France, but the French could have control of the ports along the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel | Significance of the place, is also where Germany signed papers to end WWI in defeat; Hitler saw this as a symbolic place to do | Signed June 22, 1940 at 6:30 a.m.

22: Casualties | Civilian | 350,000 | Population in 1939: 41,700,000 | Military | 217,600 | Total Casualties | 567,600 | Percent of population to death rate | 1.35%

23: Total Expenses | $111,272,000,000

24: Civilian Involvement: Forces Francaises Libres | Under ground secret Guerilla group Active from June 1940 - May 1945 Engagements: Occupation of France North African Campaign Italian Campaign Invasion of Normandy Specialties: Disrupting communications blowing up bridges and rail ways Sending secret messages to Allies Spying on enemy movements Engaged the enemy at certain times There was only 1 Free French Army throughout the entire war. The number of people involved by the end of 1945 was 1,300,000

25: Top Ten Events: | 1. German invasion of Poland 2. France declares war on Germany 3. Dyle Plan: French forces moves in Belgium 4. French forces move into the Maignot Line 5. The Battle of France begins 6. German forces reach French coast 7. German forces capture Paris 8. France surrenders to Germany 9. Allies free France from occupation 10. French forces occupy Northern Germany (Bavaria Alps)

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