To all French people,
France has lost a battle!
But Francehas not lost the war!
Meeting rulers may have capitulated, giving in to panic, forgetting honor, surrendering the country to servitude.
However nothing is lost!
Nothing is lost, because this waris a world war. In the free universe, immense forces have yet to give.
One day, these forces will crush the enemy. On that day, France must be part of the victory. Then she will regain her freedom and her greatness. This is my goal, my only goal!
This is why I invite all French people, wherever they may be, to unite with me in action, in sacrifice and in hope.
Our homeland is in mortal peril.
Let's all fight to save it!
General De Gaulle
Contribution and photo credit Philippe Boudot.