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  Vichy France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vichy France, or the Vichy regime was the de facto French government of 1940-1944 during the Nazi Germany occupation of World War II.
Vichy France was established after France surrendered to Germany in 1940, and took its name from the government's administrative centre in Vichy, southeast of Paris (which remained the official capital, to which Pétain always intended to return the government when this became possible).
The Vichy government's claim to be the de jure French government was challenged by the Free French Forces of Charles de Gaulle, based first in London and later in Algiers, and French governments ever since have held that the Vichy regime was an illegal government run by traitors.
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 Vichy issued its colonial stamps in France
Vichy France was spawned in the ruins of France's defeat by Nazi Germany in 1940.
Vichy France became a German satellite and was forced to bear the expense of the German occupation.
Nonetheless, Vichy was not dissuaded from issuing the Somali Coast 1.50fr red-brown airmail stamp (Scott C7A), shown in Figure 6, on June 21, 1943, to celebrate the anniversary of the transfer of the capital of the colony from Obock to Djibouti.
www.linns.com /howto/refresher/vichy_20050523/refreshercourse.asp?uID=   (1742 words)

 Madagascar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Malagasy Government identified road infrastructure as its principle priority and underlined its commitment to public-private partnership by establishing a joint public-private sector steering committee.
The government of President Ravalomanana is aggressively seeking foreign investment and is tackling many of the obstacles to such investment, including combating corruption, reforming land-ownership laws, encouraging study of American and European business techniques, and active pursuit of foreign investors.
English is becoming more widely spoken and in 2003 the government began a pilot project of introducing the teaching of English into the primary grades of 44 schools, with hopes of taking the project nationwide.
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 Vichy - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Vichy, city in central France, in Allier Department, on the Allier River.
With the German invasion of France in 1940, France was divided into two zones—one directly occupied by the Germans and another with a separate...
It was the seat of a French government that collaborated with the Germans during World War II.
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 Vichy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Vichy’s hot mineral springs have made it one of the foremost spas in Europe.
The Vichy government was the regime set up there by Marshal Henri Pétain in July, 1940, subsequent to the Franco-German armistice of June 22.
The Vichy government, which was never recognized by the Allies, became a German tool in the hands of such men as Pierre Laval and Jean François Darlan, although German expectations were never completely satisfied.
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 Vichy France - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Vichy France was established after France surrendered to Germany in 1940, and took its name from the government's capital in Vichy, south-east of Paris near Clermont-Ferrand.
At the time the Vichy regime was generally acknowledged to be the recognized legal government of France — as an example, the United States sent an ambassador to Vichy.
The Vichy government broke off diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom on July 5 after the destruction of the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir by British naval forces.
www.voyager.in /Vichy_France   (3471 words)

 Occupied France
This inevitably meant that Vichy was, in spite of its desire to maintain neutrality, engaged in combat with Allied forces.
One justification for collaboration put forward by Vichy ministers during and after the war was that it reduced the damage the occupiers might potentially inflict on France.
The actions of Vichy, predicated on the victory of Germany in an essentially European war, expresses a blinkered view of the dynamics of Nazism.
www.sunderland.ac.uk /~os0tmc/occupied/collab.htm   (3002 words)

 LoC Vichy Rules
Vichy French naval and aircraft units at sea (except for convoy points) must always return to base during the return to base step unless Vichy France is hostile to an Allied major power.
If Vichy France is active and hostile to any major power, units controlled by the major power that installed the Vichy government may freely enter Vichy controlled territory and Metropolitan Vichy without having to satisfy the foreign troop commitment limit.
Vichy will always send their resources to their factories, but it is up to the side with initiative [installing major power for the Axis or USSR for the Allies] whether or not Vichy produces units or saves BPs; they must do one or the other.
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 Vichy and Free France
The Vichy Government was born of defeat at the hands of the Germans in June of 1940.
Another example of collaboration is how the Vichy government would cooperate in turning over foreign Jews to the Nazis, but was very reluctant to turn over French Jews.
As this became clear, many Vichy officials began to drag their feet in collaboration while the Germans became suspicious of their "friends." Finally, in 1942, the Germans occupied the rest of France, but forced Vichy to continue to rule its part--at German whim.
www.pvhs.chico.k12.ca.us /~bsilva/projects/france/vichy/default.htm   (1939 words)

 Vichy France
The Vichy government was the regime set up in France by Marshal Henri Pétain in July, 1940, subsequent to the Franco-German armistice of June 22.
The French government also agreed to stop members of its armed forces from leaving the country and instructed its citizens not to fight against the Germans.
In 1945 the leaders of the Vichy government were arrested and some, including Pierre Laval and Joseph Darnand, were executed for war crimes.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-enemy/vichy.htm   (3781 words)

 WHKMLA : History of France, Vichy 1940-1944
Vichy France continued to be an escape route for refugees (the route continued across Spain to Lisbon), French officials often turned a blind eye.
Vichy France had to supply Germany with goods the Germans demanded, especially with material needed for the construction of the ATLANTIC WALL, a chain of bunkers and fortifications along the coast, from the Spanish border to Northern Denmark.
Dissatisfied with the lack of vigour with which the Vichy administration had responded to German directives, German forces finally occupied Vichy France in November 1942 (Corsica and the area to the east of the Rhone was occupied by Italian forces).
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 Vichy France
The Vichy authorities were directly responsible for sending over 73,000 Jews to their deaths.
Through the process of collaboration, Vichy wanted to have a good relationship with Germany, but the Nazis were not interested in treating France as an equal.
The Vichy government gave in to the demands of the Nazis and were told to supply lists of Jews.
personal.monm.edu /cdelre/vichy_france.htm   (833 words)

 Vichy France
The Vichy government kept troops in Syria during the Second World War.
The German pressure upon unoccupied France is growing stronger is indicated by messages from France and by the tone of German propaganda towards the Vichy Government.
The Germans, it seems, are now bluntly demanding that Vichy should clear up her attitude are making it quite clear that they expect her to comply completely with their requests.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWvichy.htm   (1840 words)

The Vichy Government (in French, called: Régime de Vichy or Vichy; at the time, called itself: État Français, or French State) was the de facto French government of 1940-1944 during the Nazi Germany occupation of World War II.
The Vichy position that it was the de jure French government was challenged by the Free French Forces of Charles de Gaulle, and French governments ever since have held that the Vichy Government was an illegal one run by traitors.
Vichy France, while officially neutral in the war, was essentially a Nazi puppet state which collaborated with the Nazis, including on the Nazis' racial policies.
www.myspace.com /thevichygovernment   (1072 words)

 Vichy France, Free French, Operation Torch
Vichy France maintains a stated policy of armed neutrality, but it appears to be accomodating German demands in all areas with the exception that it does not allow the Axis to use French military forces actively against the Allies.
Though the Vichy government wants to limit Axis influence in its African colonies, it is allowing military supplies bound for Rommel to transit Tunisian ports.
The Vichy state maintains an eight division (90,000 man) army that serves a policing role for the Petain regime.
mason.gmu.edu /~ssledge/situation1.htm   (1095 words)

 The Vichy Government and the Church
Under the leadership of Marshal Philippe Petain an amnesty was signed and a new government was formed in Vichy France.
This government collaborated with the Germans and was later condemned by the French.
The Key to the relations between Vichy government and the Church was Petain himself.
hist.academic.claremontmckenna.edu /jpetropoulos/church/thevichygovernmentandthechurch.htm   (510 words)

 Vichy - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Australia and Vichy: the impact of divided France, 1940-1944.
Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender.(Reviews)(Book Review)
Spying for Germany in Vichy France: Simon Kitson explores the prevalence of spying for and against the Nazis in southern France after the German invasion.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/V/Vichy.asp   (370 words)

 French State, Vichy government (1940-1944)
État français is also called État de Vichy, from the thermal city in the center of France where the MPs met, because it was far enough from the front and had a lot of facilities, and where Pétain's regime was established.
The historical truth was officially recognized only last year by President Chirac, who stated the responsability of French government, whatever its official name was, in the war facts of this period.
Although Metropolitan France was under the German boot, pretending to be independent, parts of the Empire such as French Equatorial Africa, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon rallied Free France, thus giving it a territorial reality from which de Gaulle could claim the active participation of France to the Allied war effort.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fr-etatf.html   (710 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus | Global Affairs Commentary | Thoughtless in Time?
By 1944, the French populace was virtually united in its desire for liberation from the Nazis and for the overthrow of the Vichy regime.
As Wolfowitz said, "[Saddam's] demise will open opportunities for governments and institutions to emerge in the Muslim world that are respectful of fundamental human dignity and freedom...." While optimism is a pleasant way to live, it might not be the best way to prepare for war.
The United States government is, one hopes, in a period of serious reflection over whether and how to conduct a war against Iraq.
www.fpif.org /commentary/2003/0302optimist_body.html   (698 words)

 Vichy quiz -- free game
Vichy, a spa in Central France, was the seat of a French government which collaborated with the Germans in the years 1940-1944.
There was once a tall French general, who opposed first the armistice in June 1940, and then the Vichy government most vehemently.
The reluctance of Vichy to deport Jews and labourers
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 This section of Simon Kitson's Vichy-Web is concerned with both Allied policy and attitudes towards France and Allied ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Vichy believed that the British failure to commit fully to the battle of France and the subsequent attack on the French fleet at Mers el-Kebir freed her of this obligation.
Vichy recognised the importance of the choice of Leahy to fulfil this role.
The Americans, moreover, were under the illusion that Vichy was divided between a neutralist wing, represented by Pétain and Weygand- with whom a post-war settlement was possible- and the collaborationist wing of Laval, which had to be undermined if possible in the interests of the neutralists.
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 Vichy Government - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Vichy Government - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Vichy Government, French government during World War II, established after the Franco-German armistice in 1940.
Vichy, town in central France, in the Allier Department of the Auvergne region, on the Allier River.
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 Amazon.com: The Eye of Vichy: Video: Claude Chabrol,Michel Bouquet,Brian Cox,Hans Joachim Marseille,Philippe ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Those newsreels were controlled by the government of Vichy, which collaborated with the Nazis, so most of them are propaganda.
After the collapse of the French government in 1940, Petain took the lead, and with the war between the Germans and the French essentially over, Petain's government began collaborating with the Germans.
While some government footage promises to send 1 million French children to the countryside, Jewish children are rounded up, stuffed on trains and shipped directly to the death camps.
www.amazon.com /Eye-Vichy-Claude-Chabrol/dp/6304028512   (1786 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The representative of this Government at Vichy has reported that last evening M. Laval, Chief of the Government at Vichy, notified him that diplomatic relations between Vichy and this Government had been severed.
The Government of the United States can do nothing about this severance of relations on the part of the Vichy Government.
This Government will continue as heretofore to devote its thought, its sympathy and its aid to the rescue of the forty-five million people of France from enslavement and from a permanent loss of their liberties and free institutions.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/policy/1942/421109c.html   (163 words)

 FILTHY LITTLE ANGELS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In November 2003, shortly after completing their debut album Carrion Camping, The Vichy Government wrote and recorded a three-minute pop song called ‘Rubbish’.
The Vichy Government are a double act comprising of Jamie Manners and Andrew Chilton.
On the London live circuit and beyond, the anti-consensus pop of The Vichy Government is famed for its provocation and entertainment value.
www.filthylittleangel.com /thevichygovernmentrubbish.html   (557 words)

Spying for Germany in Vichy France: Simon Kitson explores the prevalence of spying for and against the Nazis in southern France after......
Jennings, Eric Thomas Vichy in the Tropics: Petain's National Revolution in Madagascar, Guadeloupe, and Indochina, 1940-1944.(Brief......
Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: a Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender.(Book Review)
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 The Vichy Government -
The Vichy Government's 'Whores In Taxis' album is released on 23 May through Filthy Little Angels.
The Vichy Government were thus compelled to look beyond pop music to find outlets for our creative impulses.
Here is The Vichy Government's guide to the amazing new music we have most enjoyed so far.
www.verot.net /vichygov/news.htm   (538 words)

 French History Outline, the Vichy Government to the Fifth French Republic [1940-Present]
French History Outline, the Vichy Government to the Fifth French Republic [1940-Present]
The Provisional Government of the French Republic [1944-1947]
Charles de Gaulle [1958-1969] (Ended Algerian War in 1962; Removed French troops from NATO in 1962; Student and workers riots throughout France in May, 1968; de Gaulle resigned in 1969)
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_History/history_vichy_to_the_fifth_republic_1940-1944.htm   (146 words)

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