FRANCE: Thunder on the Left

As Phase One of the Battle of the Mediterranean ended last week, most eyes turned toward the east end of the inland sea for the next action (see p. 28). But the Battle of the Mediterranean involves its whole shore line, and last week's reports from France and the countries of the western Mediterranean thundered on the left.

Conquered France today is a gigantic sounding board for the shout of rumor, the whisper of fact. Last week it reverberated to an intensified campaign for collaboration with Germany. To Paris to talk with the Germans went Marshal Petain's...

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