Darrin M. Mcmahon

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Verdict on Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France RegimeBy Michael CurtisArcade Publishing, 440 pages, $28.95.* * *|In the predawn black of July 16, 1942, 9,000 French policemen, gendarmes and paramilitary thugs fanned out across Paris. They acted on orders from Vichy, the former spa-town in central France that now served as the capital