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Bir Hakeim

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Fortress held in May–June 1942 by Maj-General Koenig's 1st Free French Brigade Group during the Western Desert campaign. Its pivotal position at the southern end of the British Gazala Line...

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Bir Hakeim

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Fortress held in May–June 1942 by Maj-General Koenig's 1st Free French Brigade Group during the Western Desert campaign. Its pivotal position at the southern end of the British Gazala Line...

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Bir Hakeim

M. R. D. Foot.

in The Oxford Companion to World War II

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Second World War. 119 words.

fortress held in May–June 1942 by Maj-General Koenig's 1st Free French Brigade Group during the Western Desert campaign

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Koenig, Lt-General Marie Pierre (1898–1970)

M. R. D. Foot.

in The Oxford Companion to World War II

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Second World War. 285 words.

(1898–1970),

commander of the Western Desert 1st Free French Brigade at Bir Hakeim which, in June 1942,

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Lt-General Marie Pierre Koenig

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(1898–1970),

commander of the Western Desert 1st Free French Brigade at Bir Hakeim which, in June 1942, held off Rommel's forces for ten days during the Gazala battle.

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WEDERKINCH, Holger (1886 - 1959), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 80 words.

Danish, 20th century, male.

Born 3 March 1886, in Femø; died 24 December 1959, in Copenhagen.

Sculptor. Animals.

Wederkinch produced the Monument to France...

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The Free French in the Battle for North Africa, 1942: Military Action and Its Political Presentation<sup>1</sup>

Rémy Porte.

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa

March 2013; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 6196 words.

When France fell in June 1940, General de Gaulle, outraged, issued the call to arms that began the gathering of the Free French forces that became of great political importance for France....

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