POWER POLITICS: Germany Over All

France fell, and as all men do in times of great disaster or triumph, each nation thought of its own. France's white-haired Marshal Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Jo seph Pétain thought of "those who have been fighting, true to their old military tradition, against an enemy of huge numerical superiority; ... of those old combatants whom I commanded during the last war; ... of the men and women on the roads, driven away from their homes." Amid thunder's boom and the crackle of lightning that made radios rasp, Frenchmen heard him ask...

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