FRANCE: A Visitor to Paris

In a cobblestoned courtyard outside Paris the Nazis lined up 50 French hostages. The firing squads squeezed their triggers, and the Frenchmen sagged to the stones. Presently their bloody, bullet-torn bodies were dumped into horse carts and hauled away.

During the week, between 150 and 200 Frenchmen were shot. The Nazi executioners were trying hard to quench the fever of revolt which was rising ever higher in France. Last week trains loaded with Nazi troops and materiel were derailed, Nazi soldiers were assassinated. To seething, rebellious Paris, Adolf Hitler sent his chief executioner, lean, cold Reinhard Heydrich, whose name has become...