Battles World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France

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List of Vichy France battles in the World War II, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War II involving the Vichy France is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War II battles that involved World War II you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

List items range from Invasion of Normandy to Battle of France.

This list answers the question, "What World War II battles was Vichy France involved in?"

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Battle of Beirut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Battle of Beirut Lebanon - The Battle of Beirut marked the end of hostilities in the Syria-Lebanon campaign of World War II. The campaign saw the initial Allied deployment of 2 brigades of the Australian 7th Division, a ...more

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Battle of Dakar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
French West Africa - The Battle of Dakar, also known as Operation Menace, was an unsuccessful attempt in September 1940 by the Allies to capture the strategic port of Dakar in French West Africa. It was hoped that ...more

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Battle of Damascus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Damascus, Syria - The Battle of Damascus was the final action of the Allied advance on Damascus in Syria during the Syria-Lebanon campaign in World War II.

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Battle of Damour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Damour, Lebanon - The Battle of Damour was the final major operation of the Australian forces during the Syria-Lebanon Campaign of World War II.

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Battle of Deir ez-Zor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Deir ez-Zor, Syria - The Battle of Deir ez-Zor was part of the Allied invasion of Syria during the Syria-Lebanon campaign in World War II. The Battle of Deir ez-Zor is noted for the bold outflanking tactics employed ...more

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Battle of Gabon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
French Equatorial Africa - The Battle of Gabon or the Battle of Libreville was part of the fighting in French West Africa that occurred in November 1940 as part of World War II. The battle resulted in the Free French ...more

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Battle of Ko Chang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Battle of Ko Chang Gulf of Thailand - The Battle of Ko Chang took place on 17 January 1941 during the Franco-Thai War and resulted in a decisive victory by the French over the Royal Thai Navy. During the battle, a flotilla of French ...more

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Battle of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Madagascar - The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II. It began with Operation Ironclad, the seizure of the port of Diego Suarez ...more

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Battle of Palmyra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Battle of Palmyra Palmyra, Syria - The Battle of Palmyra was part of the Allied invasion of Syria during the Syria-Lebanon campaign in World War II. British mechanized cavalry and an Arab Legion desert patrol broke up a Vichy ...more

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Battle of Port Lyautey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
North Africa - The Battle of Port Lyautey began on 8 November 1942 for the city of Port Lyautey, today known as Kenitra, in French Morocco. The battle ended with the United States seizure of the port.

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Battle of the Litani River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Greater Lebanon - The Battle of the Litani River was a battle of the Second World War that took place on the advance to Beirut during the Syria-Lebanon campaign. The Australian 7th Division, commanded by ...more

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Battle of the Mediterranean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Mediterranean Sea - The Battle of the Mediterranean was the name given to the naval campaign fought in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II, from 10 June 1940 to 2 May 1945. For the most part, the campaign was ...more

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Franco-Thai War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
French Indochina - The Franco-Thai War was fought between Thailand and Vichy France over certain areas of French Indochina that had once belonged to Thailand. Negotiations with France shortly before World War II ...more

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Japanese invasion of French In... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
French Indochina - In September 1940, the Japanese invaded Vichy French Indochina in order to prevent the Republic of China from importing arms and fuel through French Indochina along the Sino-Vietnamese Railway, ...more

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Battle of La Réunion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Battle of La Réunion Saint-Denis, France - The Battle of Réunion or Liberation of Réunion was an amphibious landing and uprising which brought the island of La Réunion onto the Allied side during the Second World ...more

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Liberation of Paris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Paris, France - The Liberation of Paris was a military conflict that took place during World War II from 19 August 1944 until the German garrison surrendered the French capital on 25 August 1944. Paris had been ...more

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Maquis des Glières is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Maquis des Glières Haute-Savoie, France - The Maquis des Glières was a Free French Resistance group, which fought against the 1940–1944 German occupation of France in World War II. The name is also given to the military conflict ...more

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Mediterranean and Middle East ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Mediterranean Sea - The Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre was a major theatre of operations during the Second World War. The vast size of the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre saw interconnected naval, ...more

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Middle East Theatre of World W... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
North Africa - The Middle East Theatre of World War II is defined largely by reference to the British Middle East Command, which controlled Allied forces in both Southwest Asia and eastern North Africa. From ...more

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Naval Battle of Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Naval Battle of Casablanca Atlantic Ocean - The Naval Battle of Casablanca was a series of naval engagements fought between American ships covering the invasion of North Africa and Vichy French ships defending the neutrality of French ...more

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North African Campaign is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Italian Libya - During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts and in ...more

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Operation Torch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
French protectorate in Morocco - Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942. The Soviet Union had pressed ...more

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Scuttling of the French fleet ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Toulon, France - The French fleet in Toulon was scuttled on 27 November 1942 to avoid capture by Nazi German forces. The Allied invasion of North Africa had provoked the Germans into invading the ‘Free Zone’, ...more

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Battle of the Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
Gulf of Mexico - The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, ...more

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French West Africa in World Wa... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Vichy France
French West Africa - In World War II, French West Africa was not the scene of major fighting. Only one large-scale action took place there: the Battle of Dakar. The region remained under the control of Vichy France ...more