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French leader Charles de Gaulle in London after the French armistice with Germany. De Gaulle refused to accept the armistice and led the Free France resistance movement. London, Great Britain, June 25, 1940.  — National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md

French leader Charles de Gaulle in London after the French armistice with Germany. De Gaulle refused to accept the armistice and led the Free France resistance movement.

A beaming General de Gaulle marches down the Champs-Elysses. Top aide Alexandre Parodi is on his left.

General de Gaulle accompanied by Georges Bidault and Alexandre Parodi on the Champs Elysées in August 1944 right in shirt Georges dukson a soldier of Gabonese origin

The tallest soldier in the German Army surrenders to Allied forces, 1944.

The tallest soldier in the German Army surrenders to Allied forces, 1944.

Day 1: President Charles de Gaulle and Mrs.Yvonne de Gaulle see their guests to the door after entertaining President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at luncheon in their Elysee Palace residence in Paris on May 31, 1961. The midday stop climaxed a busy morning in the French capital for the U.S. Chief Executive. (AP Photo)

Day 1: President Charles de Gaulle and Mrs.Yvonne de Gaulle see their guests to the door after entertaining President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at luncheon in their Elysee Palace residence in Paris on May 31, 1961. The midday stop climaxed a busy morning in the French capital for the U.S. Chief Executive. (AP Photo)

Nonsei SGM: El chino de origen japonés del ejército alemán que se fue a Estados Unidos para no invadir Polonia

Chiang's own adopted son Chiang Wei-kuo, among the legacy of the period, sat with the head of his class.

18 March 1941 worldwartwo.filminspector.com USS Matagorda

Events of 18 March including the introduction of Woolton Pies.

FRANCE. German Chancellor Konrad ADENAUER (on the left) visiting the French President Charles De Gaulle. 1967

FRANCE. German Chancellor Konrad ADENAUER (on the left) visiting the French President Charles De Gaulle. 1967

Stalin et Churchill au Livadia Palace pendant la conférence de Yalta en 1945

Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill in the Livadia Palace during the Yalta Conference, February 1945

General de Gaulle, February 1968, at Verdun in eastern France

General de Gaulle, February 1968, at Verdun in eastern France

Curator of the Louvre Fernand Merlin giving German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt a tour of the museum, Paris, Oct 1940.

Curator of the Louvre Fernand Merlin giving German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt a tour of the museum, Paris, France, Oct note Venus de Milo status in foreground Paris, Besuch Gerd v. Rundstedt im Louvre

17 July 1942, El Alamein. Rommel's 1942 Offensive finally succeeded in capturing Tobruk in June '42. He pushed onto El Alamein. The First Battle of El Alamein lasted from 1-27 July. The battle was a stalemate, but the Allied defensive line managed to halt Rommel's advance into Egypt.

First Battle of El Alamein Part of Western Desert Campaign British infantry manning a sandbagged defensive position near El Alamein, 17 July

Remember when the politicians used children to get what they wanted?

A young boy wearing an SA uniform - Berlin

Adolfo Kaminsky on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper. Mr. Kaminsky was 18 when France fell to the Nazis. He joined the Underground and created false papers for Jews. He saved lives.

Adolfo Kaminsky on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper. Kaminsky was 18 when France fell to the Nazis. He joined the Underground and created false papers for Jews. He saved lives.

France Liberation de Paris General de Gaulle Vintage Real Photo Postcard RPPC

France Liberation de Paris General de Gaulle Vintage Real Photo Postcard RPPC

A Kamikaze pilot, armed with an uncommon M. Zulaica y Cia Royal 7.65mm caliber pistol. Produced in Spain during the 1920s, it has a long grip frame holding a 12-round higher-capacity magazine. Japanese officers could buy a foreign weapon to use as their personal sidearm. -

A Kamikaze pilot, armed with an uncommon M. Zulaica y Cia Royal caliber pistol. Produced in Spain during the it has a long grip frame holding a higher-capacity magazine. Japanese officers could buy a foreign weapon to use as their personal sidearm.

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