FRANCE: How Far?

The spread of the war made it harder than ever for Vichyfrance to decide how far to commit itself to Germany's world ambitions. On the one hand were signs that Vichy might soon join the Axis:

> After Vice Premier Admiral Jean Frangois Darlan had met with Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano in Turin, it was rumored that Admiral Darlan had agreed to let the Axis use the French Tunisian port of Bizerte for Libyan reinforcements.

> British spokesmen said that French trucks, guns and tanks were already being used by Axis...

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