National Affairs: The Second Fall of France

The Second Fall of France The people of the United States can hardly believe that the present Government of France could be brought to lend itself to a plan of voluntary alliance implied or otherwise which would apparently deliver up France and its colonial empire, including French African colonies and their Atlantic coasts with the menace which that involves to the peace and safety of the Western Hemisphere.

So said Franklin Roosevelt last week in an appeal to the French people. Yet obviously he believed it, Washington believed it. Petain's announcement of new French collaboration with Germany (see p. 27) meant that...

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