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La Galissonniere

Warship Class - La Galissonniere - Cruiser
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NameLa Galissonniere
Primary CountryFrance (Details)
PeriodWorld War II
Source of TextWikipedia
Credit Link
SubTypeLight Cruiser
Preceded ByÉmile Bertin (Details)
Number Completed6
First Commisioned1937
Last Year Active1958
Other Nationsnone

History: The La Galissonnière cruiser class was commissioned by the French Navy in the 1930s. They were the last French cruisers completed after 1935, until the completion of De Grasse in 1956. They are considered as fast, reliable and successful ships.[1] Two cruisers of this class, Georges Leygues and Montcalm, took part, in late September, 1940, in the defence of Dakar. With the cruiser Gloire, they joined the Allied forces, after the successful Allied landings in North Africa, on November 1942.

The three other cruisers of the La Galissoniere class, held under Vichy control in Toulon, were scuttled on November 27, 1942. After refitting, Georges Leygues, Montcalm and Gloire took part in various Allied operations, including the Normandy landings in 1944.
Type: Cruiser
SubType: Light Cruiser
Primary Country:
France is one of Europe’s largest countries. It is bordered by six countries other nations: Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the southeast and Spain to the southwest. The United Kingdom borders France via the English Channel. The country is considered to be the gateway to Europe as there are several large international airports (two of these can be found in Paris), ferry terminals and the French rail service.

In 486, Frankish tribes unified under Merovingian kingship. In 843, Western Francia was established from the division of the Carolingian Empire. In 1789, the French monarchy was overthrown, and in 1792, the First French Republic was founded. In 1958, the Fifth French Republic was established.

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Item created by: Lethe on 2019-03-20 12:17:31. Last edited by gdm on 2019-04-02 08:10:09

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