Appeal of 18 June

Local nameAppel du 18 Juin
LocationThorens-Glières, France

The Appeal of 18 June was the first speech made by Charles de Gaulle after his arrival in London in 1940 following the Battle of France. Broadcast to Vichy France by the radio services of the British Broadcasting Corporation, it is often considered to have marked the beginning of the French Resistance in World War II. It is regarded as one of the most important speeches in French history. In spite of its significance in French collective memory, historians have shown that the appeal was heard only by a minority of French people. De Gaulle's 22 June 1940 speech was more widely heard.

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Address Route des Glières, 74570, France

Coordinates 45°57'58.339" N 6°19'53.205" E

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