The Free French and British Forces in the Desert War, 1942: the learning curve in interallied military cooperation

@article{OConnor2020TheFF,
  title={The Free French and British Forces in the Desert War, 1942: the learning curve in interallied military cooperation},
  author={Steven O’Connor},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={176 - 198}
}
  • S. O’Connor
  • Published 3 March 2020
  • History
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
ABSTRACT In July 1940, shortly after the fall of France, Winston Churchill insisted that the British high command organize immediately, in coordination with General Charles de Gaulle, strong forces of French exiles who wanted to continue the war against Germany. The British army's liaison mission to these Free French forces, named the ‘Spears Mission’ after its commander General Edward Spears, struggled to achieve this goal. In the Franco-British campaign to take Syria in 1941, the Free French… 

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