French cruiser Foch
The Foch was a French heavy cruiser of the Suffren class, that saw service in World War II. She was the first French warship named for the French Marshall Ferdinand Foch.In the early part of World War...
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French cruiser Jean de Vienne
The Jean de Vienne was a French light cruiser of the La Galissonnière class. During World War II, she remained with the Vichy France. She was named for Jean de Vienne a 14th-century French knight, gen...
Tonkinese Rifles
The Tonkinese Rifles (tirailleurs tonkinois) were a corps of Tonkinese light infantrymen raised in 1884 to support the operations of the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps. Led by French officers seconded fr...
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SS Lesbian (1923)
Lesbian was a 2,352 GRT cargo ship which was built by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1923 for Ellerman Lines Ltd. She was seized in 1940 by the Vichy French forces...
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Légion impériale
The Legion Imperiale was created by the Vichy French government in November 1942 to oppose the Allies, who had invaded North Africa in order to drive the Axis out. They were only able to raise a singl...
Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon
The French fleet in Toulon was scuttled on 27 November 1942 to avoid capture by Nazi German forces.The Allied invasion of North Africa had provoked the Germans into invading the ‘Free Zone’ (Vichy Fra...
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French destroyer Mogador
Mogador was the lead ship of the French Navy's Mogador class of destroyers (French: contre-torpilleur). Named for the Moroccan town, she was built before the outbreak of World War II. The shi...
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Milice
The Milice française (French Militia), generally called the Milice ([milis]), was a paramilitary force created on January 30, 1943 by the Vichy regime (with German aid) to help fight against the Frenc...
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Franc-Garde
The Franc-Garde (English: Free Guard) was the armed wing of the French Milice (Militia) and was taken alone or alongside German forces in major battles against the Maquis from late 1943 to August ...
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Army of the Levant
The Army of the Levant (Armée du Levant) identifies the armed forces of France and then Vichy France which occupied, and were in part recruited from, a portion of the "Levant" during the interwar peri...
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French cruiser Dupleix
The Dupleix was a French heavy cruiser of the Suffren type, that saw service during World War II. She was named for the 18th century Governor-General of French India Joseph François Dupleix.She was co...
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French seaplane carrier Commandant Teste
Commandant Teste was a large seaplane tender of the French Navy (French: Marine Nationale) built before World War II. She was designed to be as large as possible without counting against the Washi...
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Vichy French Air Force
The Vichy French Air Force (French: Armée de l'air de Vichy) was the aerial branch of the armed forces of Vichy France - the government of France that collaborated with the Axis powers following t...
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French cruiser Marseillaise (1935)
The Marseillaise was a French light cruiser of the La Galissonnière class. During the Second World War, she remained with Vichy France.When commissioned, Marseillaise joined the French Mediterranean S...
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SS Hispania (1912)
SS Hispania was a Swedish 1,323 GRT triple-expansion engine steamer built in Belgium in 1912. She sank in the Sound of Mull on 18 December 1954 after striking a rock.
Hispania was built by th...
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French cruiser Colbert (1928)
The Colbert was a French heavy cruiser of the Suffren class, that saw service in World War II. She was named for Jean Baptiste Colbert.Colbert was part of the 1st Light Division of the 1st Squadron in...
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French destroyer Lynx
Lynx was a Chacal-class destroyer of the French Navy. On 3 July 1940 she was stationed at Mers-el-Kébir but managed to escape after the allied attack. On 27 November 1942 Lynx was scuttled at Toulon w...
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French aviso D'Iberville
D'Iberville was a French Navy Bougainville-class aviso, designed to operate from French colonies in Asia and Africa. She was launched on 23 September 1934, and was part of the scuttled with other ship...
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French destroyer Indomptable
L'Indomptable was a Fantasque-class large destroyer (French: contre-torpilleur) of the French Navy, which served in World War II. Launched during the 1930s, the ship served in the Mediterranean an...
French cruiser La Galissonnière
La Galissonnière was the name-ship of a class of French light cruisers, named in honour of Roland-Michel Barrin de La Galissonière. During World War II, she served with Vichy France.
La Galissonni...
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French cruiser Algérie
The Algérie was a French heavy cruiser that served during the early years of World War II. She was built in response to the Italian Zara class cruisers, incorporating better armour than previous Frenc...
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Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism
The Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism (French: Légion des volontaires français contre le bolchévisme, or simply Légion des volontaires français, LVF) was a collaborationist French mil...
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French battleship Provence
Provence was a battleship of the French Navy built in the 1910s, named in honor of the French region of Provence. She was a member of the Bretagne class, alongside her two sister ships, Bretagne and L...
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French battleship Strasbourg
Strasbourg was the second and last battleship of the Dunkerque class built for the French Navy before World War II. She was slightly more heavily armoured than her sister ship Dunkerque.
In 1...
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Service d'ordre légionnaire
The Service d'ordre légionnaire (SOL, "Legionary Order Service") was a collaborationist militia created by Joseph Darnand, a far right veteran from the First World War. Too radical even for others sup...
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French battleship Dunkerque
Dunkerque was the lead ship of the Dunkerque class of battleships built for the French Navy in the 1930s. The class also included Strasbourg. The two ships were the first capital ships to be buil...
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