Second World War posters
On November 11, 1939, King George VI responds to a telegram sent by Albert Lebrun in these terms : ” We both have reason to be reassured that the joint efforts of the peoples of Britain and France will be successful and Europe will be safe from the brutal violence and that peace will be established on sound foundations of freedom and justice.”
The Vichy regime likes to recall episodes of Mers-el -Kebir and Dakar in July 1940, which saw the destruction of the French ships and a large part of their crews.
Mers El- Kebir bombings made 1297 victims, while the battleship Richelieu was torpedoed a few days later to Dakar.
At local level, the German authority reminds peoples that helping British airmen leads the guilty before a military tribunal where he will be punished with the death penalty : for Germany, England is the enemy of Europe .
120 x 160 cm
Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime
63 fi 50
Late Modern Period
Politic and military links
Rouen – Archives Départementales