FRANCE: No Other Choice?

In Vichy last week grey old Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain and his North African commander General Maxime Weygand, a great little judge of horseflesh, drove up the river and out to the races. Perhaps this was intended to stifle persistent rumors of a rift between General Weygand and the Vichy Government, for otherwise it did not seem like the week for Vichymen to go frivoling. Adolf Hitler was bearing down harder than ever for outright Nazi-Vichy military collaboration in North Africa.

The Nazi-controlled Paris press howled for just that, and castigated...

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