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Oral Answers to Questions — French National Committee. ( 3 Jul 1940)

Mr R.A. Butler: As was announced on 28th June, His Majesty's Government recognise General de Gaulle as the leader of all free Frenchmen wherever they may be who rally to him in support of the Allied cause.

Orders of the Day — War Situation.: French Fleet. ( 4 Jul 1940)

Mr Winston Churchill: It is with sincere sorrow that I must now announce to the House the measures which we have felt bound to take in order to prevent the French Fleet from falling into German hands. When two nations are fighting together under long and solemn alliance against a common foe, one of them may be stricken down and overwhelmed, and may be forced to ask its Ally to release it from its obligations. But...

Oral Answers to Questions — French Legion. ( 9 Jul 1940)

Mr Anthony Eden: General de Gaulle has been officially recognised, and French troops are being organised under his command. As was stated by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary in reply to a Question on 4th July last, it has been declded in principle to afford special facilities for naturalisation to French citizens who continue to support the Allied cause, and this would, of course, apply to any who...

Civil Estimates, 1940.: Children's Overseas Reception Scheme. (17 Jul 1940)

Sir Geoffrey Mander: ...from what I said, but, unfortunately, circumstances have arisen which have called a halt. From every point of view this is most regrettable. Parents, after tremendous internal conflict, had come to decisions to send their children away, perhaps for some years. Indeed, I know cases where parents have said, "We were willing to do it but we will not do it again." The high moment has gone. At...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Foreign Volunteers. (24 Jul 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg: Negotiations are proceeding with representatives of General de Gaulle as to the rates of the emoluments to be fixed for the French volunteers. In the meantime, advances have been issued to them on a provisional basis for the period 1st to 15th July, 1940. Similar negotiations are proceeding with the Poles. In the meantime, advances are being made to Polish troops, and also to Czech troops,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: British Broadcasting Corporation (French Broadcasts). (31 Jul 1940)

Mr Duff Cooper: ...are at present six 15-minute news bulletins, one half-hour programme and three quarter-hour programmes, making a daily total of 2¾ hours of exclusively French broadcasts. Of this time General de Gaulle and his organisation, with the approval of my Ministry, contribute a five-minute period each day under the title, "La France Libre." In addition to the purely French broadcasts, three...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: French Foreign Legion. ( 6 Aug 1940)

Mr Anthony Eden: There are at present 114 legionaries who are detained in a camp in this country, all of whom have volunteered to serve under General de Gaulle. The reason for their detention is the commission of offences against French military discipline, and this detention was carried out at the request of the French officer commanding who was General de Gaulle's representative at Trentham. Of this number,...

War Situation. (20 Aug 1940)

Mr Winston Churchill: Almost a year has passed since the war began, and it is natural for us, I think, to pause on our journey at this milestone and survey the dark, wide field. It is also useful to compare the first year of this second war against German aggression with its forerunner a quarter of a century ago. Although this war is in fact only a continuation of the last, very great differences in its character...

Orders of the Day — ALLIED FORCES BILL [Lords]. (21 Aug 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg: Great Britain and the United States as the sole representative authorities and lawful Governments of their respective States."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th August, 1940; col. 1168, Vol. 364.] He added that we have also recognised in General de Gaulle not a sovereign Government, but an authority recognised as representing the feeling and faith of free Frenchmen outside occupied France. The...

Orders of the Day — ALLIED FORCES BILL [Lords].: Clause 1. — (Law applicable to allied and associated forces.) (21 Aug 1940)

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood: The object of this Amendment is to confine the exercise of military discipline to those persons in each of these national forces who are nationals of that nation; that is to say, it excludes from the power of control those people in the French Army who are not Frenchmen, those in the Polish Army who are not Poles, and those in the Belgian Army who are not Belgians. It leaves the power of the...

War Situation. ( 8 Oct 1940)

Mr Winston Churchill: A month has passed since Herr Hitler turned his rage and malice on to the civil population of our great cities and particularly of London. He declared in his speech of 4th September that he would raze our cities to the ground, and since then he has been trying to carry out his fell purpose. Naturally, the first question we should ask is to what extent the full strength of the German bombing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Rumania.: Free Frenchmen. (16 Oct 1940)

Sir Geoffrey Mander: asked The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the countries in which associations of Free Frenchmen under General de Gaulle are being organised to defend liberty and democracy; and whether the British Government is rendering all assistance in its power and approves of such developments?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: Broadcasting. (16 Oct 1940)

Mr Duff Cooper: Arabic-speaking and French-speaking residents of Syria can receive respectively two and five B.B.C. news bulletins daily, in addition to part of the general programme, which includes broadcasts daily in French by or on behalf of General de Gaulle and the feature "Les Francais parlent aux Francais." In addition, two bulletins in French and two in Arabic, transmitted daily by the broadcasting...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Free Frenchmen. (22 Oct 1940)

Mr Morgan Price: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the nature and extent of political support among well-known free Frenchmen enjoyed by General de Gaulle; and whether it is proposed to form representative councils?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Aliens (Enlistment). ( 5 Nov 1940)

Lieut-Colonel Sir Edward Grigg: ..., Dutch and Norwegians, are not accepted for enlistment into the British Army, as they have the opportunity of joining their own national armies. French nationals who do not wish to join General de Gaulle's Forces may be accepted for enlistment into any Corps of the British Army for which they are medically suitable. Friendly aliens of enemy origin, namely, Germans, Austrians and Italians,...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Free French Force. ( 5 Nov 1940)

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the monthly expenditure out of British funds made to General de Gaulle's officers and men?

War Situation. ( 5 Nov 1940)

Mr. Hare-Belisha: My right hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Wedgwood) has made some bold and stimulating remarks which I hope will register their effect upon others besides myself. He has covered a very wide field of inquiry, and it is a field of inquiry which is properly opened out as a vista from the speech of the Prime Minister this morning. That speech related to...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Free French Force. (12 Nov 1940)

Mr Robert Young: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the French service men in quarters in a town of which he has been informed, are not part of General de Gaulle's volunteer force; that much adverse comment has been caused by the way these men are entertained and feted, to the neglect of men in our own Services; and whether he will cause it to be known that Frenchmen serving in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — French Overseas Territories. (13 Nov 1940)

Mr R.A. Butler: The French overseas territories which have so far joined General de Gaulle are: French Equatorial Africa;The Mandated Territory of the Cameroons;The French Establishments in India;New Caledonia;French Oceania (Tahiti);The French administration of the Condominium of the New Hebrides.

Orders of the Day — Ministry of Information. ( 6 Feb 1941)

Mr Philip Noel-Baker: do it. They have begun to organise a feature programme and soon it is to occupy 45 minutes a day. It is a splendid innovation, and I am glad it is being done. It will be extremely valuable, provided it does not fall below the standard of technical excellence which Dr. Goebbels has set for German listeners. That is an important point. Feature programmes need an immense amount of work if...

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