I guess that depends on your definition. Many of the French people did not surrender, but the government did.
The difference between Vichy France and Free France. ... Vichy France was a puppet government set up by the occupying German forces and Free France was the name for a group of French people that continued to fight the German occupation forces.
La garde meurt mais ne se rend pas
A napoleonian general
Kind of like the phrase "The Captain goes down with the ship"?
Maybe because America saved their asses before they inevitably had to.