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A Controversial Attack on Mers-el-Kébir Heightened WWII Tensions

The French fleet posed a difficult problem for British officials.

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  • 'Mogador' burns after a British attack.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • British aircraft line up to take off from the HMS Ark Royal.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • French ship Bretagne under fire.

    Photo Credit: Jacques Mulard via Wikimedia Commons