The Unliberated

The France still in chains writhed with hope and hate.

When the news of D-day reached Lyons, thousands on their way to work danced in the streets, hugged and kissed in Gallic joy, sang La Marseillaise, shouted: "Vive la France! Vive les Allies!" German and Vichy forces dared not interfere just then. Later the police staged a mass roundup.

Most Frenchmen went about their business pretty much as usual. But organized partisans stirred and struck. Many towns and villages of central and southern France flew the Tricolor. The core of unrest lay in the region around Vichy; there, by...

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