French Connection


[London, June 18. Image via Getty]

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President, Nicolas Sarkozy greets wellwishers as she leaves after a wreath laying ceremony at a statue of Charles de Gaulle on June 18, 2010 in London, England. Sarkozy and his wife are visiting London for the day to commemorate President de Gaulle’s famous wartime broadcast to Nazi occupied France. De Gaulle fled France on June 17, 1940 and in his broadcast the next day he declared himself leader of the ‘Free French’, leading to the formation of the French Resistance Movement which went on to play a vital role in defeating the Germans.

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