FRANCE: The Marshal Waits for News

In the cold, cheerless onetime health resort which is now the capital of unoccupied France, Marshal Henri Philippe Petain last week proceeded with the construction of a state designed to suit both him and Adolf Hitler. After weeks of shuffling with names, Chief of State Petain announced the personnel of his National Council, a consultative chamber with a corporative look about it. Sixty-eight of the 188 members were onetime members of Parliament—Rightists and renegade Leftists. The rest included industrialists, shipowners, churchmen, war veterans, scientists, artists, artisans, miners, seamen, one Negro, no...

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