The Free French Flag of General Jacques-Philippe Leclerc

January 2007
Military History;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p74
The article focuses on the Free French flag of Colonel Jacques-Philippe Leclerc. It says that the flag was an intentional symbolic refutation of the twisted cross of the Nazis and surrender of France to the German invaders. The original flag of the 2nd French Armored Division has been displayed at the Leclerc Foundation in Paris.


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