Gagner

eldordogne

Senior Member
English - UK
Hi there,

I'm struggling with what seems an usual usage of 'gagner'. The context is a speech about Franco-Polish relations, and this bit specifically about the Polish government in exile in WW2 moving to England:

"le general Sikorski mettait sur pied une armée polonaise libre de plus de 80 000 hommes, avant que la défaite française de juin 1940 ne le contraigne à gagner l’Angleterre."

My effort so far: "the French defeat of 1940 forced it to decamp to England"

Many thanks,

El Dord
 
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