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Vichy France

After the fall of France in 1940 the German armed forces occupied the north-west of France. Vichy France is the common name of the French government, headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain, in the unoccupied “Free Zone” in the southern part of metropolitan France and theoretically, the French colonial empire