Vichy France: Reviving the ‘Natural Woman’, 1940–1944

  title={Vichy France: Reviving the ‘Natural Woman’, 1940–1944},
  author={Susan K. Foley},
When Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, Britain and France declared war. The Communists were excluded from the Assembly almost immediately because Russia was allied with Germany. Their exclusion meant the final collapse of the ‘Popular Front’ coalition that had become increasingly divided over relations with Hitler’s Germany. The defeat of France within six weeks in May–June 1940 led to the resignation of Prime Minister Reynaud. He was replaced by 84-year-old Marshall Petain, hero of… Expand