Foreign News: Flood Tide

"The hour has come," said BBC's French-language broadcast to Europe.

French resistance to Vichy and to the Nazis over the conscription of French workers had brought on strikes, sabotage, demonstrations, civil fighting. Before this, British and French spokesmen had cautioned the French people, telling them to lie low, to hold their fire, to keep their heads down, to move away from Allied bombing targets, to sabotage safely, to resist passively . . . until the time came.

Now they urged the maximum expenditure of resistance. The change was significant. BBC urged the French Empire...

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