French Newspapers from 1919 and 1938-1942
A little history lesson thanks to David’s grandma who didn’t throw these French newspapers away (that we just discovered in the storage space this weekend!)
The Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919.
The Munich Agreement was signed on September 30, 1938 and everyone proclaimed “PEACE!”
270,000 refugees of the Spanish Civil War came to France in February of 1939. (The actual number was closer to 500,000.)
German troops invaded Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg (as well as northern France) on May 10, 1940 which marked the beginning of the Western Offensive, also known as the Battle of France.
Italy declared war on France and England on June 10, 1940. France signed an armistice with Germany 12 days later and the Vichy Regime was formed on July 10.