Foreign News: Consignment by Laval

At 1943's beginning Pierre Laval promised 250,000 French workers to Germany. Reich Manpower Commissioner Fritz Sauckel demanded more. Laval's police and German troopers have raided factories, cafes, theaters and other places for able-bodied men, then herded them into freight cars for shipment abroad. Last week Laval took the most extreme step yet: he drafted 21-year-old Frenchmen working on Nazi fortifications in France for jobs inside Germany.

The motive was plain: able-bodied Frenchmen in the Reich (1,250,000 war prisoners plus 1,150,000 Nazi-drafted laborers) will not only toil for the New Order but they will be less likely to join the Allied army...

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