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Overview Edit

The Iris Libre represent the Free French Naval Forces of Free France from World War 2.

History Edit

Free France and its Free French Forces (French: France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France. Set up in London in June 1940, it organised and supported the Resistance in occupied France.[1]

Naval Forces Edit

In the wake of the Armistice and the Appeal of 18 June, Charles de Gaulle founded the Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres, or FFL), including a naval arm, the "Free French Naval Forces" (Les Forces Navales Françaises Libres, or FNFL). On 24 June 1940, de Gaulle made a separate call specifically to servicemen overseas to join him, and two days later the submarine Narval entered Malta and pledged its allegiance to the FFL.[1] On 30 June, De Gaulle was joined by Vice-Admiral Émile Muselier, who had come from Gibraltar by flying boat. Muselier was the only flag officer of the French Navy to answer the call of De Gaulle.[2]

Iris Libre Ships
Destroyer Common
Rare Forbin
Elite L'Opiniâtre - Le Téméraire
Super Rare Le Triomphant
Light Cruiser Common
Rare
Elite Émile Bertin
Super Rare Jeanne d'Arc
Heavy Cruiser Common
Rare
Elite
Super Rare
Priority Saint Louis
Battlecruiser Common
Rare
Elite
Super Rare
Battleship Common
Rare
Elite
Super Rare Richelieu
Light Aircraft Carrier Common
Rare
Elite
Super Rare
Aircraft Carrier Common
Rare
Elite Béarn
Super Rare
Submarine Common
Rare
Elite Surcouf
Super Rare
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_France
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_French_Naval_Forces
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