Military occupation of France

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Military occupations of France by foreign military forces controlling some or all of its territory have occurred several times during the history of that country. These include:

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  • Zone occupée (occupied zone) in parts of western and northern France, administered by the Militärverwaltung in Frankreich
  • Zone libre (free zone) in parts of southern France, where the rump state known as Vichy France was established until occupied in 1942
  • Zone interdite (forbidden zone) may refer either to the zone with restricted access to civilians along the Atlantic coast or the zone forbidden for refugees to return to.
  • Alsace-Lorraine re-annexed by Germany during World War II