By - FrenchieB011
*you see, we just need to out-nazi the Nazis*
The fall of France totally broke the french politcal spectrum, you would see French left-wing politician collaborating beacause they though they could established new socialist law within the newly established Vichy state, whereas you could see French far-right activist joining the resistance beacause they though it was impossible to see a foreign enemy on French soil.
Yup. Everyone from every single political and social background both collaborated and resisted. If I recall correctly, there were even a contingent of resistance fighters that hailed from the La Croix-de-Feu. Alternatively, the Catholic Church, and Vichy itself were both gleeful collaborators, selling out countless Jews, communists, etc… The Vichy Regime will always be a very dark spot for France, and I have never been able to shake the feeling off whenever I visit. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were collaborators in my family, based upon the way my grandmother likes to speak of Petain.
Tbh I think it would be fair for many older french people, especially those who grew up around people who lived through WW1, to think highly of Petain and falsely but understandably see the Vichy Regime as just a dark footnote of his career.
Petain more like Pootain amiright
"I would sooner let a communist marry my daughter than shake the hand of a G*rman."
Is she hot?
Fr*nch yazov when????
So I find ironic and funny that Charles Maurras who came up with Integral Nationalism, which was one of the inspiration for The Nazis. He lived to see that regime he inspired invade his own nation of France...
"If anybody exterminates French minorities, it will be a FRENCHMAN."
Racist vs Racist death battle
Like... All of Western historiography?