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Prime Minister Edouard Daladier resigns; Paul Reynaud forms a new government German offensive begins The exodus begins British and French troops evacuated from Dunkirk French government leaves Paris for Bordeaux Germans en ter Paris, which is declared an open city Petain forms a new government and orders a ceasefire Petain makes speech to French people telling them that he is going to request armistice: ‘We must stop the fighting’ Charles de Gaulle makes speech on BBC calling for con tinued resistance to the Germans

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