National Affairs: After Weygand

Last week Vichy's General Weygand was out of power (see p. 24) and the U.S. was —temporarily—out of a policy.

U.S. policy has been that, as long as France did not give Hitler more help than the terms of the armistice called for, the U.S. would recognize Petain. In the execution of that policy, the U.S. has been cautious. Admiral Leahy was sent to Vichy. General Weygand was bolstered with aid —15 shiploads of supplies in eleven months —enough, it was hoped, to keep him friendly; not enough to make much difference if a more pro-Axis general replaced him. The Free...

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