France 1815 to 2003


 
Occupied France, 1940-44
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1940
13 May German army breaks through the Ardennes
18 June De Gaulle's call to Resistance from London
22 June Armistice signed
10 July Full powers voted P?tain
3 October Jewish Statute
24 October P?tain meets Hitler at Montoire

1941
22 June Germany invades the Soviet Union
4 October Vichy Labour Charter

1942
18 April Laval becomes prime minister
16-17 July Round-up of Jews in Paris
8-11 November Germans occupy the southern zone

1943
16 February Introduction service du travail obligatoire
27 May Meeting of the Conseil national de la
r?sistance

1944
6 June Allied landings in Normandy
25 August Liberation of Paris

1945
8 May Germany surrenders Throughout May savage
repression of nationalist uprising in Algeria