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Appeal from London[edit]General de Gaulle speaking onBBC Radioduring the war"To all Frenchmen": de Gaulle exhorting the French to resist the German occupationDe Gaulle speechplaquetteon theArc de TriompheDe Gaulle landed atHeston Airportsoon after 12:30 on 17 June 1940. He saw Churchill ataround 15:00 and Churchill offered him broadcast time on BBC. They both knew about Pétain'sbroadcast earlier that day that stated that "the fighting must end" and that he had approached theGermans for terms. That evening de Gaulle dined with Jean Monnet and denounced Pétain's"treason".[27]: 125–128The next day the British Cabinet (Churchill was not present, as it was the day ofhis"Finest Hour" speech) were reluctant to agree to de Gaulle giving a radio address, as Britainwas still in communication with the Pétain government about the fate of the French fleet.DuffCooper(Minister of Information) had an advance copy of the text of the address, to which therewere no objections. The cabinet eventually agreed after individual lobbying, as indicated by ahandwritten amendment to the cabinet minutes.

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