Vichy - Vichy France 1 Under the German Boot a Not quite trusted by the Germans occupied by Germans in November 1942 b French prisoners in Germany

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Vichy France 10/25/05 1. “Under the German Boot” a. Not quite trusted by the Germans occupied by Germans in November, 1942 b. French prisoners in Germany negotiating device for the Germans (threaten to make the conditions work for them) and French (offer to send workers for their work 2. The Vichyites a. Various i. Vichy was an administration without a legislator. Led by Marshall Petain, not accountable to anyone. All but 80 deputies of the French legislature voted to give him powers. ii. Still a bureaucracy. One person left his post in retaliation to the Germans. “The State” iii. Issue of the French Navy. Thought that it might be turned over to the Germans. The British decided to blockade the French while they were in a position to be full allies with the Germans. The Germans say: Join us, go to a neutral port, be prepared to deal with us. July 4, 1940. Germans bomb and sink the French navy. b.
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course HIST 371 taught by Professor Weiss during the Spring '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Vichy - Vichy France 1 Under the German Boot a Not quite trusted by the Germans occupied by Germans in November 1942 b French prisoners in Germany

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