Saturday, April 29, 2006
The Vichy hated the Free French forces
The Vichy officials hated the Free French forces and would not even meet with them. Churchill was a DeGaull and Free French supporter. It was unfortunate when they later were forced to rename the movement as "Fighting French", rather than Free French. France has been odd, in that there have always been an extreme right-wing, faction, essentially fascists, such as those who ran the Vichy government and then there were the Communists, and their Socialist allies. There must have been some inbetween, we can only hope. The original French revolution was a precursor to Communism. The Paris Commune in 1871 is revered by the Communist movement. I believe that they were killed to a man, and I have seen a photograph of the stacked bodies.