1941 in France
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Events from the year 1941 in France.
- Chief of State: Philippe Pétain
- Vice-President of the Council of Ministers: Pierre-Étienne Flandin (until 9 February), François Darlan (starting 9 February)
- 17 January - Battle of Ko Chang. Decisive victory by the French over the Thai Navy.
- 3 February - The Nazis forcibly restore Pierre Laval to office in occupied Vichy, France.
- 9 May - French-Thai War ends.
- 8 June - Allied invasion of Vichy French-controlled Syria and Lebanon begins, the Syria-Lebanon Campaign.
- 9 June - Battle of the Litani River.
- 13 June - Battle of Jezzine.
- 15 June - Battle of Kissoué begins.
- 17 June - Battle of Kissoué ends with Allied victory.
- 18 June - Battle of Damascus begins.
- 19 June - Battle of Merdjayoun starts.
- 21 June - Battle of Damascus ends, with the Allies taking Damascus.
- 24 June - Battle of Merdjayoun ends.
- 1 July - Battle of Palmyra. Vichy garrison at Palmyra surrenders.
- 3 July - Battle of Deir ez-Zor. Allied victory over Vichy French.
- 5 July - Battle of Damour begins.
- 9 July - Battle of Damour ends, with Allied victory over Vichy French.
- 14 July - Vichy France signs armistice terms ending all fighting in Syria and Lebanon.
- 22 August - German Occupation Authority announces that anyone found either working for or aiding the Free French will be sentenced to death.
- 27 August - Pierre Laval is shot in an assassination attempt at Versailles.
- 24 November - The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French.
- 12 December - United States seizes French ship Normandie.
- 2 January - Jean-Pierre Destrumelle, soccer player and manager (died 2002)
- 13 April - Jean-Marc Reiser, comics creator (died 1983)
- 20 May - Raymond Forni, Socialist politician (died 2008)
- 25 May - Jean-Pierre Hubert, author (died 2006)
- 17 July - Gribouille, singer (died 1968)
- 1 August - Étienne Roda-Gil, songwriter and screenwriter (died 2004)
- 26 October - François Duprat, negationist writer (died 1978)
Full date unknown
- Daniel Bernard, diplomat (died 2004)
- 4 January - Henri Bergson, philosopher (born 1859)
- 24 February — Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, German Imperial Naval submarine captain in World War I and Kriegsmarine Rear admiral (born 1886)
- 16 April - Émile Bernard, painter (born 1868)
- 26 July - Henri Lebesgue, mathematician (born 1875)
- 14 August - Paul Sabatier, chemist, shared Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912 (born 1854)
- 6 November - Maurice Leblanc, novelist and short story writer (born 1864)
Full date unknown
- Jacques Curie, physicist (born 1856)