German Blitzkrieg overruns france in weeks

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  • French Government
  • Hitlers armies swept through France causing the French government to abandon Paris on June 10
  • Paris
  • On June 14th, German troops entered Paris and on June 22nd France and its more than 1.5 million soldiers officially surrendered.
  • We surrender!!
  • A zone south from the vacation resort of Vichy became known as Vichy France.
  • We will cooperate with you
  • Under General Henri-Philippe Petain, Vichy France adopted a policy of collaboration, or close cooperation, with Germany.
  • The Free French backed the underground resistance movement in France. 
  • Join the Resistance
  • The resistance consisted of groups of French citizens whose activities ranged from handing out anti-German fliers to sabotaging German operations in France 
  • I did it !
  • Until the summer of 1940, Hitler had experienced nothing but success. German armies conquered most of Western Europe.
  • We will help the Allies.
  • Hitler was on the verge of destroying the allies, but the U.S. and Soviet Union eventually joined. Great Britain still stood alone.
  • I'm still alone.
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