Gamelin and excuses for the fall of France in 1940. While factories in the US were shifting to war production, the French were busy trying to hide their precious art from the Germans who they just refused to fight. The great stained glass windows of Notre Dame were removed and carried away to safety. France's people were left to fend for themselves and hundreds of thousands were murdered by Germany as a result.
Polish Minister of War Affairs gen.Tadeusz Kasprzycki (in center) inviting in Paris by French CiC gen. Maurice Gamelin (right). The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to France Juliusz Łukasiewicz is present on the left. An official visit of Polish militaries in France to coordinate military efforts towards Nazi Germany on the eve of World War II.
*Allied leaders - Maurice Gustave Gamelin (20 September 1872 – 18 April 1958) was a French general. Gamelin is remembered for his unsuccessful command of the French military in 1940 during the Battle of France and his steadfast defense of republican values. During the Vichy regime, Gamelin was arrested and unsuccessfully tried for treason along with other important political and military figures of the Third Republic during the Riom Trial.