FRANCE: The Marshal Gets the News

German officers appeared in Vichy one day last week and fear swept through the town. But the people of Vichy soon learned that the officers were not part of an occupying army. They were members of the Armistice Commission which sits at Limoges, come to attend the funeral of a French colleague, Captain Rousseau, who had been killed in a motor accident. Nevertheless, fear was the dominant emotion in the capital of unoccupied France last week.

The terms of Adolf Hitler's new demands had come at last. They were not made public but...

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