Today In History- June 21

Today In History- June 21


World War II: France surrenders to Germany.

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France formally surrenders to Germany.

  • Paris, France
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Despite consistent opposition from French resistance groups, on June 21, 1940, France formally surrendered to Germany. The Battle of France was crucial in the spread of Nazism in Western Europe, and the French occupation would last until the Normandy Invasion of June 1944. Adolf Hitler established a puppet regime in France, though German military presence was witnessed throughout the war, with special attention being given to the defense of the French coastline along the English Channel.

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