Today In History- June 22

Today In History- June 22

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Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.

French Resistance groups join to coordinate efforts.

  • Paris, France

As a means to oppose the Germany Army in France, on June 22, 1941, several Socialist and Communist groups secretly unite in the French underground resistance movement.  The Vichy Regime, formed after the 1940 German Invasion, utlilized inhumane tactics to control the French population, with the majority of the population unable to respond.  The resistant minority sought to unite as a means to more militantly combat the regime, with thousands being taken hostage throughout the occupation.


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