Free French Naval Forces
                                                        
From 1940
To 1945








Plaque Location

Audley House
13 Palace Street
London
SW1

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Inscription reads:
La vague ne détruit pas le granit. Vous, marins de la France
Libre, ce que vous avez fait pour la France en poursuivant la
lutte sur la mer, envers et contre tout, dans le plus grand
drame de notre histoire, rien, ni le temps, ni les passions,
ne l'effaceront jamais. Je vous salue, mes camarades.
Charles de Gaulle.
The Free French Naval Forces H.Q. were harboured in this
House by the British people 1940 - 1945.

Translation:
The wave does not destroy the granite. You, sailors of Free
France, which you made for France by continuing the fight on
the sea, towards and against all, in the greatest drama of our
history, nothing, neither time, nor passions, will never erase it.
I greet you, my comrades.