Boris Johnson has hosted Emmanuel Macron in 10 Downing Street on the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s”Appel”, that is regarded as the second that gave birth to the French Resistance in the Second World War.
It’s the very first global trip the present French president has made because lockdown came in to force in France to halt the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier on Thursday Macron combined Britain’s Prince Charles in placing a wreath in a statue of Charles de Gaulle in London.
De Gaulle is credited with beginning the French Opposition with his Appel (allure ) on 18 June 1940. He made the charm from London through a BBC broadcast, calling on his countrymen to keep the struggle against Nazi Germany, which had at the stage defeated France.
In his speech, de Gaulle said: “I, General de Gaulle, now in London, call upon the officers and the French soldiers that are situated in British land or who might wind up here, using their weapons or with no weapons… to get in contact with me personally,” De Gaulle stated. “Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance should be extinguished and won’t be extinguished.”
Within the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street Macron and Johnson have a peek in papers and artifacts associated with former French president Charles de Gaulle.