The following are articles about the topic of France during World War II:
- Phoney War, or drôle de guerre ("strange war"), the period of little military activity between the defeat of Poland in October 1939 and April 1940.
- The Battle of France, in which the German victory led to the fall of the Third Republic in May and June 1940.
- Free France (La France Libre) the government-in-exile in London and provisional government over unoccupied and liberated territories, and the forces under its control (Forces françaises libres or FFL), fighting on the Allies' side after the Appeal of 18 June of its leader, General de Gaulle.
- Vichy France, the rump state established in June 1940 under Marshal Philippe Pétain in the non-occupied Zone libre, officially neutral and independent until invaded by the Axis and the Allies in November 1942
- Axis occupation of France:
- Liberation of France
- Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine - advance (as the right flank of the western front) into Alsace-Lorraine in 1944
- Western Allied invasion of Germany - invasion (as the right flank of the western front) of Baden-Württemberg in 1945