THE COMPANIONS OF THE LIBERATION
Heroes in the making
They were to become heroes but did not know it. Most of them were not yet 20 years old in June 1940 when France signed the armistice, synonymous with surrender.
They were starting a career, studying, had families and friends. They all listened to Marshal Pétain's speech asking them to stop fighting.
They immediately rebelled and joined General de Gaulle in London or the Resistance in France with hope as their main driving force.