FRANCE: That Flabby Hand, That Evil Lip

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When Pierre Laval came back to power in Vichyfrance last week, the world felt in its bones that the war had taken some great new malevolent turn. Said Pundit Walter Lippmann: "Hitler has brought France back into the war." Cried a De Gaullist spokesman in London: "Think of that flabby hand, that evil lip, that shifty glance, that sneer of the executioner — and tell yourself that for 30 years France has not shed a tear without Laval gaining by it."

In Vichy a somber crowd of 2,000 waited for two hours...

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