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Waiting for the B.B.C.
So on June 1st 1944 the B.B.C. broadcast to the Resistance networks in France, and over the radio came the familiar B.B.C'S call sign, the opening bars of Beethoven's fifth symphony, dot-dot-dot-dash, then a short message …… "Les sanglots longs des violins de l'automne" ("The long sobbing of the violins of Autumn") This prearranged signal was to put all the Resistance groups throughout France on "alert".

The most important message from the B.B.C. to the French Resistance, was made on June 5th 1944 ….. "Blessent mon coeur d'une langueur monotone" ("Wound my heart with a monotonous languor") Which spurred the Resistance into action against the Germans, at least one thousand attacks throughout France took place that night, destroying telephone lines, fuel dumps, communication systems, ammunition dumps, bridges, and de-railing trains carrying troops and ammunition to Normandy.
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"Blessent mon coeur d'une langueur monotone".
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Slowing up the enemy before D-Day
Resistance units slowing up the enemy before the allied invasion force landings on June 6th 1944.

The many ambushes that were executed helped to destroy much of the German transport system.
The Resistance had won a major battle in slowing up the enemy, thus depriving the Germans of important armaments, and reaching Normandy in force, before the Allied troops landed. Were it not for the courage of the Resistance, the lives of thousands of Allied troops would have been lost. Their bravery was rewarded with excellent results against the enemy.

Now their greatest battle was about to begin, the battle for their homeland…..

"The Battle for France"

 
The fight goes on
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