FUN FACT #2
Although the French government in Vichy collaborated with Nazi Germany, not everyone in the government was pro-Hitler. In fact, many of the earliest anti-German resisters in France came from Vichy, and the Alliance network was created there just a few months after the country’s 1940 defeat.
Philippe Pétain meeting Hitler in October 1940
(Pétain served as the Chief of State of Vichy France in World War II)
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Fun facts taken from Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, on sale now.