FRANCE: A President Flees

Swart, pig-eyed Pierre Laval could have things his own way now in France. With dictatorial powers granted to him by old Marshal Pétain, with the Gestapo by his side in a country now fully under German occupation, he, free of the check-reins of government, felt he could thumb his bulbous nose at public opinion. These were main items on the well-filled Laval calendar:

> A meeting with Adolf Hitler and other Axis leaders to lay plans fora new arrangement to replace the defunct armistice.

> Application of the Nazis' anti-Semitic laws throughout France in...

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