FOREIGN RELATIONS: Stinger for Vichy

Without so much as a diplomatic hesitation, the U.S. told Vichyfrance last week that a spade is a spade. When flabby, sinister Pierre Laval protested to the U.S. Chargé d'Affairs, S. Pinkney Tuck, that the U.S. bombings of Rouen and Havre were "odious aggression," Mr. Tuck did not even pretend to wait for an answer from Washington. Then & there, he told Laval that the U.S. did not aim to kill Frenchmen but all factories in Occupied France operated by or for Germany "would be bombed at every opportunity in the future."


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