Free France didn't control any part of European France until 1944. Free France actually meant the French colonies that didn't submit to German rule when their motherland was occupied.
It was a secret project the US military worked on that involved using a bomb that would deploy bats.
That's not a typo; the bomb in question was designed to hold 1,040 Mexican Free-Tail Bats in a hibernated state; the bomb, when dropped, would release the bats and they would go and roost all over the area. Each bat had an incendiary bomb that was set to a timer, and in theory when they went off they would cause fires everywhere. Describing it, this does sound ridiculous, but in context it *could* have worked- given that most Japanese buildings were made out of primarily wood, incendiary bombs would be particularly devastating
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