"L'Appel de 18 Juin" is something all French children learn about and is celebrated every year. It was the day that General de Gaulle, leader of the Free French who had fled to London, spoke on BBC Radio. He called for all French to oppose the German occupation and the collaboration of Pétain and the Vichy government. It is a very famous speech here in France as it was associated with the establishment of the French Resistance. It is commemorated every year at war memorials and cenotaphs. The manuscript of the speech and the recording have been classed as part of UNESCO'S "Memory of the World Program" We watched the memorial in Epernay this afternoon.