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Charles de Gaulle Urges America to Join the Allies

On July 14, 1941, Bastille Day, a radio address from French Gen. Charles de Gaulle urges Americans to join the struggle against Nazi tyranny and oppression. De Gaulle had fled to Britain in 1940.

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