This plaque with DeGaulle's message to France appears alongside the War Memorial. It reads:
To all the French
France has lost a battle!
But France has not lost the war!

The governments capitulated, yielding to panic, forgetting honor, delivering the country to servitude. However, nothing is lost!

Nothing is lost, because this war is a world war. In the free universe, immense forces have not yet yielded. One day these forces will crush the enemy. It is necessary that France, when that day comes, is present at the victory. Then, it will find its freedom and its greatness. Such is my goal, my only goal!

For this reason I invite all the French, wherever they are, to unite themselves with me in action, sacrifice and hope.

Our fatherland is in danger of death. Let us fight all to save it!

Long live France!