REMEMBRANCE DAY OF JUNE 18TH, 1940
The embassy of France in Ethiopia celebrated the 78th birthday of the radio appeal of June 18, 1940.
The radio appeal of June 18 is the first speech pronounced by general de Gaulle on the radio of London, on the BBC, on June 18th, 1940, during the Second World War (1939-1945).
In this call to arms, general de Gaulle incited French not to stop the fight against the Third Reich. This speech is considered as the founding text of the French Resistance.
On the occasion of this ceremony, the ambassador of France to Ethiopia received from the president of the association of the Ethiopian patriots, Mr. Daniel Jote Mesfin, the commemorative medal of the victory of 1941, celebrating the liberation of Ethiopia from Italian occupation with the contribution of French troops.