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World War II: Collaboration, Holocaust, and Resistance 15:01 Key terms: Gamelin – French military Weygand – French military Petain – “hero” of Verdun, marshal Reynaud – PM in 1940 Vichy – place where collaborationist regime sits Spinasse – minister in Popular Front gov’t, socialist Laval – architect of overthrow of 3 rd republic Veld’Hiv – place where Jews rounded up in Paris Oradour-Sur-Glane – small village annihilated by Germans DeGaulle – France’s great hero, leader of resistance C.N.R. – National Council of the Resistance France decides to have defensive military strategy b/c know Germany is trying to crash through to Paris Maginot line 1935= Belgium abandons alliance w/ France b/c they don’t set up Maginot line on their border Believe they will be invulnerable, thwart German invasion, minimal troop loss o Humane option b/c of massive losses in WWI Fight Germans in Belgium and hold them to stalemate War break out in 1939 – Germans crush Poland
“Phony war”= long lull after war in East Hitler launches lightning attack against France, coming through Belgium Britain goes to aid of France, planning to thwart Germans Arden Forest – impossible to get through with large number of tanks o Somehow Hitler persuades generals to send forces through there o Will sandwich French and British forces o It works incredible stroke of good luck?

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