How Nazi-Occupied Europe Joined Forces with Britain to Help Win World War II – with author Lynne Olson
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At this book talk, the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days will discuss her new book - a groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler.
When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations—Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland—who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France.
As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as Last Hope Island.