FRANCE: Hour of Truth

The officials of conquered France worked like beavers last week. Their apologists swore they were not Fascists, but every effort they launched was calculated to fit their battered rump of a nation into the familiar authoritarian pattern of government by suppression, censorship, alibis, purges. Echoes of "Heads will roll" Hitlerism were heard from Paris to Marseille as the Petain Government announced that onetime Premier Edouard Daladier, onetime Interior Minister Georges Mandel, onetime Navy Minister Cesar Campinchi, onetime Foreign Minister Yvon Delbos and numerous other pre-Petain Government leaders were under arrest and...

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