FRANCE: Large Appeals, Small Rations

France's sly little Vice Premier Admiral Jean François Darlan felt it necessary to assure the French people last week that the Vichy-Nazi collaboration was in no way dishonorable. Making his first radio address to the nation, he unwittingly pictured himself as a high admirer of Adolf Hitler and an accomplished demagogue.

He declared that Hitler "did not ask me to hand over our fleet to him. Everyone knows—and the English better than anyone—that I will never hand it over. The Chancellor did not ask me for any colonial territory. He did not ask...

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