FRANCE: La France Eternelle

Entendez-vous dans les campagnes

Mugir ces feroces soldats?

Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras

Egorger nos fils, nos compagnes

—La Marseillaise

As wild and angry as when Frenchmen had cried "a has la Bastille!", the voice of French resistance echoed last week from the Pyrenees to the Swiss Alps. In its violent aspects it was still a minority resistance. But it spoke with gunfire in Paris, with hand grenades in Lyon.

The immediate cause of the outbreaks was Germany's attempt to drain France of all available manpower. The Germans, taking over from Pierre Laval the job of recruiting an additional 40,000 French workmen, launched one...

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