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Germans take Vichy France - Nov 10, 1942

On this day in 1942, German troops occupy Vichy France, which had previously been free of an Axis military presence.<p>Since July 1940, upon being …

The French Vichy Regime

The Vichy regime was the French government which succeeded the Third Republic from July 1940 to August 1944. It was proclaimed by Marshal Philippe …

The War | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Bernice Frankel's Official Military Personnel File reveals a Golden Girl's WWII service history.<p>The making of <i>Final Mission: USS Tang Experience</i>: Part …

Ask An Academic: The Legacy of Vichy France

On August 25th, 1944—the day Paris was liberated—General de Gaulle delivered one of the most important speeches in the history of modern France. Its conclusion: “We, who have lived the greatest hours of our History, we have nothing else to wish than to show ourselves, up to the end, worthy of …

Vichy France | French history

<b>Alternative Titles:</b> État Français, French State<p><b>Vichy France</b>, formally <b>French State</b>, French <b>État Français</b>, (July 1940–September 1944), France under the …

'Are You A Jew? In 10 Minutes We Will Burn Your House Down.'

If a trigger event happens in America, like it happened in Europe, how will we ensure that an entire group of people isn’t blamed for another’s action?<p>In the middle of the night on November 9, 1938, my great-grandfather called down to the street from his second story window, “What’s going on?” A …

German Politics

North Africa campaigns - Operation Torch

Planning a second front in Africa<p>The Anglo-U.S. invasion of northwest Africa had its origins at the Arcadia Conference in Washington, D.C., in the …

'If ribs were visible, you were a candidate for the crematorium': Holocaust survivor recalls Auschwitz at trial of former Nazi

Three survivors spoke on Friday of the smell of burnt bodies and piles of the dead at Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp, one of whose former guards stands accused of helping in the murder of at least 170,000 people.<p>"If your ribs were visible, you were a candidate for the crematorium," said Leon …

A Final Solution? Nazi Policy Towards the Jews

A Satanic conspiracy designed from the beginning to eliminate European Jewry? Or ad hoc responses aimed at replenishing Nazi zeal and producing …

World War II: The North African Campaign

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World War II: The Holocaust

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