Speaking to a large crowd of Bloc supporters on Saturday, Duceppe described Quebec sovereignty as a "resistance" movement — a term that was associated with those who fought to free Europe from Nazi domination.
"more french supported the nazi's then opposed them"?
Really Johnnny? So the 560,000 deaths at the hands of the Nazi's were what? a few resistors? Supporting Nazi's and accepting defeat/occupation are very different. The Foch puppet government were supporters, the citizens of France were not. My father lived through the occupation in Britanny.
Also, there's this thing called the internet or if you're "old School" there's a place called a Library where they have all kinds of actual facts on everything. Saves one from making up stories when one doesn't know and saves one from insulting the memory of those who experienced that dark time.
Now back to the topic. Hopefully Mr Duceppe's idea of an active resistance isn't the same as that of the French resistance. Memories of the FLQ still linger...
Supporting Nazi's and accepting defeat/occupation are very different
they are, and the french troops who fired on the americans in morroco and algeria in 1942 were doing a dam good job of supporting the nazis....
ivbe heard the old saying the only french speakers on the beaches of normandy were Quebecois lol
Again, Google is your friend..
Wikipedia: By the time the Tunisia Campaign was fought, the Vichy French forces in North Africa were on the Allied side
When the Americans and British landed in several places, including Casablanca, Oran, [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]Tangiers[/color][/color] (external - login to view), and others, the reaction of the French colonial government was varied. At Oran, the USS Massachusetts fought a gun duel with the dry-docked French battleship Jean Bart. Jean Bart, immobile, was crippled by Massachusetts and not repaired until after the war.The first major Anglo-American operation of the war was commanded by Dwight D. Eisenhower form his base at Gibraltar. While it was successful, months of hard fighting against the Germans remained that would test both the Anglo-American alliance and the green American fighting men.The stiff Vichy resistance cost the Americans 556 killed and 837 wounded. Three hundred British troops and 700 French soldiers were also killed.
Also in the days after the British attack on Mers el Kébir, there was a degree of anti-British sentiment in France. Therefore, there was no immediate drive to create a resistance movement en masse in central and southern France.
This message hit hard in occupied France but initially it was less well received in Vichy France. Regardless of what many thought of the Vichy government, the area they controlled was run by French people. However, when the Vichy government began to openly collaborate with the Germans, attitudes hardened.
By 1944 (external - login to view), it is estimated that there were 100,000 members of the various resistance movements that existed in France. Just one year earlier, there were just 40,000 members
The Vichy French was the Puppet Government installed by Hitler After the defeat of France. Though in control of police and remnants of the army and navy at the beginning their power eroded quickly as the war wore on with military units joining De Gaulle's Free French.