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Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération

In the Musée de l’Armée complex near the Dôme des Invalides / Tomb of Napoleon is the Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération a military museum dedicated to the Ordre de la Libération, France’s second national order after the Légion d’honneur, which was created in 1940 by General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces. In 1967 de Gaulle moved the Order of the Liberation into Les Invalides.

The museum contains three galleries and six rooms documenting the history of the Free French Forces, de Gaulle’s manuscripts, resistance activities, and the concentration camps. Showcases contain more than 4,000 objects including uniforms, weapons, clandestine press and leaflets, transmitters, flags taken to the enemy on the battlefields of Africa and Europe, the first naval flags of Free France, and relics from the camps. The hall of honor is dedicated to General de Gaulle.

This sign was particularly striking to me. This was the welcome in English to the allies that came to the aid of the French.