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Diary January 26, 1940


Colonel de Gaulle with President Lebrun
Colonel de Gaulle calls in talks with President Lebrun in winter for a modern concept of operations for the French tank arm.
Friday, January 26, 1940

Home Fronts

France: Paul Ferdonnet, the ‘Radio Traitor’ – notorious for his pro-Nazi broadcasts in French language from Stuttgart – is tried in absentia by a military tribunal (sentenced to death March 7, 1940).

Politics

US-Japanese Treaty of Navigation and Commerce lapses. USA having refused to negotiate in protest against Japanese aggression in China.

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