WESTERN THEATRE: Fighting Fragments

Like an eel chopped to pieces, fragments of the French Army continued to wriggle and resist all across France last week even after the nation's surrender was signed and sealed in a railroad car at Compiegne (see p. 20). In hate and despair many a Frenchman threw his life away—taking a German or so with him—a week after the war had been lost.

In the west, German armored columns thrust steel fingers around one seaport after another—St. Malo, Brest, Lorient, Nantes, St. Nazaire, La Rochelle—reaching for Bordeaux. German and Italian bombers repeated at Bordeaux their performance of last fortnight at...

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