FRANCE: National Neurosis

Resistance bubbled up like a ferment within conquered France—and was met by a wave of hysterical repression. The Paris radio admitted some 4,000 arrests within 15 days. Swiss observers at the border saw French guerrilla fighters gunning it out with regular German troops. There was sabotage as usual.

Radio Commentator Jacques Bartaud moaned: "A wave of depression is sweeping France [causing] a very grave national neurosis. From this state of mind to Gaullism is only one step."

Vichy Nerves. Conflicting reports from Vichy merged into a confused, half-focused picture of a "capital" in...

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