Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Radio Londres-- Part 2: "Jean Has a Long Mustache"


The occupying German forces quickly prohibited listening to the radio broadcast.

Over it, French General Charles de Gaulle called for such protests as emptying Paris' streets for an hour, demonstrations, preparations for D-Day, "V" for Victory.  he told the French to paint Vs on walls.

Sometimes the Germans were able to jam the signals.

The station also sent coded messages, often an obscure personal one like "Jean has a long mustache" or "There is a fire in the insurance agency."  Sometimes it even meant absolutely nothing, but the Germans would think something was in the works.

--GreGen


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