In 1944, with Nazi power crumbling, angry
Frenchmen meted out Tommy-gun justice to suspected collaborators.
France never announced how many people were killed in those bloody
days. This month, the government produced the score: 10,522 Frenchmen
were killed in "irregular executions"; only 846 collaborators were
executed by the lawful courts.
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