Video: Propaganda Newsreels from Vichy France

The video above contains a few short newsreels produced in France during the Vichy regime, the collaborationist government established in 1940.

In our forthcoming March issue, Chris Millington casts a look back at France's 'dark years' of 1940-44, and explores the bitter political divisions that led to a decade of political conflict between the Left and Right.

The March issue is out February 20th; get it first by downloading the digital edition or taking out a subcription.

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