FRANCE: Honeymoon's End

Rhetoric, if not freedom, was still alive in France last week. In Vichy, Marshal Henri Philippe Petain made a radio speech calculated to jack morale, the climax of which was a passionate complaint against the Germans for not allowing the French Government to return to Paris. "Paris," his old voice said, "Paris, the heart and brains of the nation, the crucible in which, at all times, the destinies of the country have been elaborated, remains in the eyes of all Frenchmen the natural seat of governmental authority." The Germans had prevented the...

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