Legion d’honneur to London

Legion d’honneur to London - French President Emmanuel Macron has put his strained Brexit relationship with Boris Johnson to one side by deciding to award France’s  highest honour - the Legion d'honneur - to London.

President Macron plans to bestow the highest order of merit on the capital to commemorate how it acted as a base for exiled French leader Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War.

It was from London that de Gaulle made his famous Appeal speech, on June 18, 1940, and called on the French people to rise up against the Germans. 

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