Vichy French


(Steve Cox) #1

I recently came across an article that appeared to show that the Vichy French actively fought against Allied forces in Syria and Lebabanon in WWII. I had always understood that the Vichy French were purely a collaborative "government" set up by the Nazis when France was overrun. Am I misunderstanding and can anyone point me to where I can find out more. TIA


(Anthony Storr) #2

Steve , An excellent read is "Englands last war against France'.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=englands+last+war+against+france

Very interesting and informative.


(John Martin Bradley) #3

Not just there either. And don't forget we sank their fleet - for good reason.


(Roger Bruton) #4

Have a read about Operation Torch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Torch - an eye-opener!


(Michael A. Nolan) #5

First impressions? Didn't know the Union flag was the property of England, or that it was England's war? Maybe if I took the time to investigate further, but then I am not writing a book, thoroughly based on fact from a neutral point of view. Would it sell?