FRANCE: Vichy Chooses

Unless the whole world was deceived, the Vichy Government last week squarely and publicly placed its bet on Germany to win World War II. Not only did it yield to Germany, which men in France today must necessarily do, but it also signaled its full intent to collaborate with the Nazis in forming a New European Order. The world over, democratic Frenchmen felt that at last they knew the full extent to which the great French democratic tradition had been abandoned by the men of Vichy.

One evening the aged voice of Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain crackled for two...

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