Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Andree Virot and the broadcasts of Charles de Gaulle

Andree Virot

"Andree didn't understand how precious her freedom or her country were until the day she lost both to the Germans. When it became clear the Germans would now control what was printed in the newspapers, Andree suddenly wanted to fight for the freedom to know the truth. So when she and her friends heard Charles de Gaulle's radio message from London, they decided to copy and distribute it. Then she began to work for Brest's underground newspaper."

Charles de Gaulle broadcasting from London

De Gaulle's speech of June 22nd is likely the one copied by Andree and her friends.