Letter: Vichy in Quebec

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Vichy in Quebec

Sir: Commenting on the Roux affair (7 November), you write that during the Second World War II "some members of Quebec's francophone majority initially (my italics) were more sympathetic to the collaborationist Vichy regime in France than to the Allies".

I worked for a month in Montreal in September 1951. One of the best-sellers that autumn, prominently displayed in every francophone bookshop, was entitled Petain avait raison - and it had nothing to do with his achievements in World War I.


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