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Archives du mois de July 2015

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- 07 -312015

« In Honour and by Victory », fifth episode : the 501st Tank Regiment was awarded the honour of Companion of the Liberation

The 1st Free French Light Mechanized Division was created in Great Britain in July 1940. It was sent to Africa, where it took part in the Battle of Gabon in November 1940 and in the […]

- 07 -282015

« In Honour and by Victory », fourth episode : the Companions of the Liberation from the BCRA: the French Central Bureau of Intelligence and Operations.

The Free French intelligence services were created in 1940 at the request of General de Gaulle, and placed under the command of André Dewavrin, an officer who took the alias Colonel Passy. The primary purpose […]

- 07 -272015

Connect with your facebook account and take part in our “Get your bicorne ready! Contest”.

This summer, you are invited to put yourself into the skin of Napoleon Bonaparte with his famous bicorne hat and share your photos on the museum’s Facebook page Get your bicorne ready ! Enter the […]

- 07 -242015

« In Honour and by Victory », third episode : five towns honoured with the title of Companion of the Liberation.

In France, awarding a distinction to a regional authority is an old tradition dating back to the First Empire. A town may be honoured when the evidence of the actions led by a large part […]

- 07 -182015

« In Honour and by Victory », second episode : the French Resistance Medal

On 9 February 1943, General de Gaulle instituted the French Resistance Medal to reward remarkable acts of resistance. To this day, it remains the only decoration instituted during the Second World War, along with the […]

- 07 -172015

« In Honour and by Victory », first episode : 1,038 Companions of the Liberation

The 1,038 Companions of the Liberation did not form a homogeneous group. They differed in age, rank, social background, nationality, political and religious convictions. What united them all was their early resistance against the occupying […]

- 07 -142015

« In Honour and by Victory »: the 18 military units honoured with the title of Companion of the Liberation.

General de Gaulle’s historic call to arms from the London offices of the BBC on 18 June 1940, was the starting point for la France Libre, “Free France”. This military and political organization was determined […]

- 07 -022015

The museum’s musical season is back for its 23rd Season !

Our 2015-2016 Season brochure is now available. You can purchase your tickets online on our Online Ticketing Service page. Highlights will include prestigious musical organizations and renowned performers such as soprano Magali Léger, mezzo-soprano Karine […]

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