French Newspapers from 1919 and 1938-1942

A little history lesson thanks to David’s grandma who didn’t throw these newspapers away (that we just discovered in the storage space this weekend!)


Conditions of the WWI peace treaties were decided in May 1919. (Women’s suffrage is just a teaser. That wouldn’t actually happen until 1944.)


The Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919.


Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain and Daladier gathered in Munich in September 1938. Hitler “accepted” to delay mobilizing troops.


The Munich Agreement was signed on September 30, 1938 and everyone proclaimed “PEACE!”


A Historic Night. Enthusiasm in Munich. And much sadness and betrayal in Czechoslovakia, who was not even invited to the conference.


270,000 refugees of the Spanish Civil War came to France in February of 1939. (The actual number is closer to 500,000.)


German troops invaded Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg (as well as northern France) on May 10, 1940 which marked the beginning of the Western Offensive, also known as the Battle of France.


Italy declared war on France and England on June 10, 1940.  France signed an armistice with Germany 12 days later and the Vichy Regime was formed on July 10.


Vichy France, run by Phillipe Pétain and Pierre Laval, urged Frenchmen to go to work in Germany in June 1942 for “the freedom of prisoners” and for “OUR COUNTRY!”

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  • Geordie2004

    Wow! That’s awesome, wish I could read those papers for myself. Must be kinda scary and eerie to read about events which are so famous nowadays from their perspective at the time.

    That period of history is so interesting. I actually wrote my dissertation about the Vichy Regime.

  • Geordie2004

    Wow! That’s awesome, wish I could read those papers for myself. Must be kinda scary and eerie to read about events which are so famous nowadays from their perspective at the time.

    That period of history is so interesting. I actually wrote my dissertation about the Vichy Regime.

  • Geordie2004

    Wow! That’s awesome, wish I could read those papers for myself. Must be kinda scary and eerie to read about events which are so famous nowadays from their perspective at the time.

    That period of history is so interesting. I actually wrote my dissertation about the Vichy Regime.

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