I became Stalin chapter 60
Fighting at the forefront to defend London, the Free French units suffered relatively little damage from the fire that engulfed London, although they recorded high combat losses. The rear support units evaporated, but thanks to the armor’s protection and speed of movement, they succeeded in joining the Guards Regiment, the last in the ranks of refugees evacuating to the north on command.
The German tank units pursuing them eventually returned to London to suppress the remaining resistance in London.
Swallowing tears of humiliation, they had to leave. Leaving behind the wreckage of London, which had been crying out to be held, to Glasgow and Liverpool. Waiting for U.S. military support, promising the day we will fight again.
General de Gaulle, commander of Free France, had already left England.
“The French will never leave Europe!”
Since Prime Minister Churchill’s “disappearance”, no one has been able to control him. In addition to Churchill, who fights with the same stubbornness of shouting, when the asparagus gets angry, everyone turns away and is consistent with inaction.
However, Secretary Atley, who assumed the post of Prime Minister after the disappearance of the Prime Minister, was humble and polite, so he tried to cooperate with the Effort de Gaulle, but after several encounters, he seemed to give up.
“Do you think General Stalin is possible?”
“Uh… If it’s the secretary, it might be possible… .”
Of course, de Gaulle’s ultra-hard line has always been heavily supported by free French figures.
Fleeing from the mainland to London and back from London to Glasgow, following the free French government in exile all the way to the end, it was these people who had tremendous hostility to Nazi Germany.
With all the colonies turned and even the United States, whom Britain trusted and depended on, recognized Vichy France as the orthodox government, among the great powers, those who vowed to follow to the end a free France, supported only by Britain, on the verge of collapse Always enjoyed following the route.
And de Gaulle declared that he would not abide by the British government’s tentative evacuation to Canada. The French people of Quebec supported Vichy France like all other colonies and French settlers. No, even those who recognized the organization of Free France were rare.
“If we go to a place like that and sit on it like a bale, we will leave! The French will not run away from the battlefields of Europe!”
De Gaulle shouted that and carried out a wide-area provocation. The British government in exile was suddenly a burden, and the Polish government in exile, which decided to follow the British government, became a burden. Canada has become “that place”, and they are all cowards fleeing the battlefields of Europe.
De Gaulle, while breathing vigorously, spoke in stinging French, and the interpreter had to translate his words ‘finely’, saying that his face turned red and blue.
Of course, people who could understand French, such as Foreign Minister Eden or the Liberal Party special envoy from Canada, understood it, but they were not able to convey the original text to others.
Unfortunately, the problem was that when you say a French word that many people know like ‘Merde’ with such a strong accent, everyone who doesn’t know French can hear it.
Will General Stalin really understand French profanity? Would the Soviets leave humans like that? Factors in the British government were most curious about it.
The remaining members of the Free French Troops were only one regiment-level. And the British government had already informed them that, due to practical and physical limitations, they could not transport tanks, planes or artillery for them.
In other words, I wondered how generous General Stalin would be for the self-proclaimed ‘general?
Will Stalin Recognize Free France? Does de Gaulle have enough political power to induce that? At least Attlee and Eden denied the latter.
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Five… Does it look really big? At fifty-one years old, de Gaulle had a majestic physique. No one, not even “my” bodyguards, was that tall. If you include the high hat included in the robes of a French army general, is it almost 2m?
De Gaulle was talking in French so fast that it hurt my ears to hear it, but it was good. It’s not English anyway, and unless I can speak French, I had to listen to an interpreter translate it.
During de Gaulle’s pause, the interpreter gave me a general overview. It was very verbose and seemed to talk a lot, but the gist seemed simple.
“So, you want Free France to fight on the Eastern Front? Directly under Stavka?”
After the interpreter translated my words, de Gaulle started talking again and again. The members of the Politburo looked at him curiously, as if he was really good at talking. Anyway, after talking for a while, the interpreter told me what he had to say.
“No, I think you said something too long?”
Everyone seemed to have the same thoughts as me.
Hey Molotov Boy, can’t you speak French? I glanced at Molotov and he shook his head, knowing what I was thinking. Oh I can’t… . After all, how well would he do if he spoke a foreign language, who had lived in this Russian land all his life?
In the Great Purge, Stalin shredded such foreign-eaters of the Bolsheviks. He was a very Russian person. And as de Gaulle was well known, he was a very French person, so somehow it didn’t seem right.
“Ah… What kind of heroic struggle has Free France been fighting, what role it can play on the Eastern Front, and the legitimacy of the Free France government in exile has an advantage over Vichy France. We ‘begged’ for support for the brave soldiers who want to fight on the Eastern Front in solidarity as a member of the Allied Powers. Comrade Secretary General.”
Ugh… The tongue is also long. But the problem has always been simple.
“so… de Gaulle… ?”
“I said that I would like you to call me as Commander de Gaulle. Comrade Secretary General.”
“Yeah, that’s good. de Gaulle ‘Commander’.”
The Politburo members seemed to have grasped my intention to give strength to the word ‘commander’ in particular. The smile on Beria’s mouth grew even deeper. Due to the appropriate action of the interpreter, it seems that de Gaulle had not yet noticed my intentions.
As for ‘my’ face, as it was once handsome, it seemed to still look quite warm when trying to smile sadly. De Gaulle’s face seemed to loosen a little, probably because he thought my laughter was a positive reaction, but in the next moment it was distorted.
“So de Gaulle ‘Commander’. How many divisions does Free France have?”
With an even higher voice, de Gaulle shot at him. But then what do we do, we don’t understand everything anyway… .
The interpreter summed it up briefly. It is said that there are two thousand one hundred and thirty-six officers and soldiers in the most valiant, one hundred elite.
Hi, it’s 2,000 people… .
“Okay. de Gaulle ‘Commander’. I’m ignorant, but… In France, what rank of officer commands two thousand men? Intestine? brigadier general?”
“… It is usually commanded by an officer of the rank of colonel. Comrade Secretary General.”
Now the members of the Politburo seemed to giggle without making any noise.
They knew my intentions very well. Supporting right-wing politicians like de Gaulle only increases the pro-Western side’s influence in the post-war negotiations.
The future de Gaulle was beaten twice by the United States in the Suez War and by Britain during the nuclear development process, and eventually advocated Eurocentrism with Adenauer… In the end, his essence was a right-wing politician who was at odds with the Communist Party and the Socialist Party.
Do I really need to help such a person to set the ball on the Eastern Front? No, would it be possible to land in Normandy and liberate Paris by the Allies since Britain was trampled on in the first place?
“Are we like the Soviet Union? It is a very small and insufficient force for a ‘commander’ to command, but I think that is the difference between France and us. Interpreter, please translate everything as it is.”
“Yes, I understand, Comrade Secretary General.”
“If there are two thousand men in Free France… How many tanks, aircraft, and artillery do you have?”
De Gaulle’s face gradually darkened as he began to inquire in detail. Seeing all of my emotions on my face like that, I thought that I couldn’t be a good politician. Although he may have been a hero who led the war like Churchill, he was the perfect person to be framed and demoted in times of peace.
“They say there isn’t one. All of them are said to remain in England. Comrade Secretary General.”
“exactly? If you don’t have those… I can’t do anything in modern warfare. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!”
Some giggled and laughed. These were the words of Stalin to the Polish government forces during the Warsaw Uprising, but… It was cruel, but it was true. The 2,000 Al infantrymen had no role on the battlefield, unless they were some great special forces unit. Even special forces will only melt if they are put into such an all-out war.
Even if the Free French Army was an elite soldier with a spirit of fighting spirit, hostility to Germany, and loyalty to the country, each regiment was only one regiment.
It was difficult to defeat two regiments with one regiment, the chances of defeating a division were extremely slim, and it was impossible to defeat a corps. And on this eastern front, dozens of corps were collided.
“There, Comrade Zhukov!”
“Yes! Comrade Secretary General!”
Upon receiving my order, Zhukov jumped to his feet. Ugh, one physique is comparable.
“Comrade Zhukov, how many men do you have, and how many tanks do you have?”
“As the commander of the Southern District, the soldiers I command are approx… About 250 million people. If you count the light tanks and their modifications, there are about 20,000 tanks.”
De Gaulle bit his teeth when he told the interpreter de Gaulle of the number Zhukov had said. Of course, it can be said that there is a bit of exaggeration as the Southern Light District boasts the largest scale… You couldn’t bring two thousand people to rub.
“By the way… So how many divisions does Vichy France have?”
“… It is predicted that close to 300 divisions at most. Comrade Secretary General.”
Maybe it will. Nearly two million French prisoners of war were taken to Germany after France surrendered to the Germans within six weeks.
If Germany gives them back and rearm them, starting with 2 million, Free France has accumulated over 1 million at the end of the war… About 300 divisions could be printed. After all, it is a waste to say that it is the best military power in Western Europe, but the number of heads is terribly large. The condition is probably better than that of the Italian army… ?
“Hoo… So, should a free French force be able to deal with more than a thousand men? Heh heh heh. What will you do if you support Free France and then 3 million troops of Vichy France rush to the Eastern Front?”
“French soldiers will resist German oppression, and they will broadcast propaganda to them and say that if they can surrender to the Soviets, they will do the double-ditch effect of weakening the enemy and strengthening their allies. Comrade Secretary General.”
dude? That’s what it’s like when Free France is your friend. Our ally is the French Communist Party. The left-wing resistance groups, who received millions of imperial marks for counterfeit money through the spy network created by Beria, began to cooperate fully, even though they were somewhat shaky.
Can thugs like de Gaulle, who are not even recognized by the Resistance, be able to surrender the Vichy French Army? No, unless the Nazi bastards are real assholes, would they send bastards who are likely to surrender to the front line? From what I’ve done so far, I can’t say no.
“When I think about it again, I don’t think we need to worry too much about the arrival of 3 million French troops. Queek… Wouldn’t the war be extended for another six weeks?”
De Gaulle’s face turned red and he began to stare at me. As Mikoyan and Kaganovich burst out laughing hahahaha, the other members of the Politburo also started to giggle as if a laughter bell rang in a chain.
The quick-witted knew that my intention was to insult de Gaulle, so they seemed to intentionally burst out laughing more exaggeratedly.
Free France had nowhere to go. They managed to turn back to the North Pole and came here, but the Soviet Union blatantly insulted them, declaring their unwillingness to cooperate.
Roosevelt hated de Gaulle and still recognized Vichy France as an orthodox government, and Britain was on the verge of collapse, and de Gaulle overthrew it once. Since there are resistances and independent lines, would you feel sorry for the 2,000 regiment-level troops?
“Go to sleep. I’ll give you the courtesy you deserve as a ‘comrade commander’. Heh heh heh.”
He chased after de Gaulle, who was burning red to his ears with a cheerleader spirit. The interpreter followed de Gaulle, who staggered out in stride.
The remaining Politburo members turned serious again. The policy for France had already been agreed upon before his arrival, and opinions were not particularly in-depth.
“I’m talking about resistance… Who are the current leaders?”
“This is a man named Jean Moulin. He is an administrative expert who once served as the youngest governor… .”
Oh, I know who you are. Eventually, he was captured by the Nazis and executed. should i let you know? This remains to be seen.
This is my ‘my’ plan.
Most of the Politburo members are still unaware of the existence of the atomic bomb, so the basic premise was that the resistance would throw Vichy France into chaos and go through occupied Germany to France.
If there was a Second Front in Europe – although it was over the water to build a Second Front on the mainland with the fall of Britain – they thought they would work with them to occupy France.
But if Berlin is in ruins, will Vichy France be able to survive without ‘Elain’, or even surrender? At that time, what if resistance organizations that had already been prepared like our National Founding Preparatory Committee took over the French government organization?
It is the establishment of a pro-Soviet, largest coalition government. There is no place for a free France. Free France itself took the initiative through the liberation of Paris… Can you get to Paris faster than the Resistance?
With the exception of the semi-destroyed UK, Spain and Italy, which were eventually defeated and war criminals, Elang… No, only France.
If France, the core of America’s Western European influence fighters, is taken over by left-wing forces, the United States will have to struggle with self-reliance. Bringing the war criminals Spain and Italy to their side. This would probably do quite a bit of damage to the legitimacy of the United States.
The Soviet Union, the liberator of Europe, and the United States, collusion with the aggressor. Our goal was there.
The line that will dominate Europe in the future has been completed. Now it is the turn of the Red Army to speak.
I became Stalin chapter 60