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Vichy Government was recognized by more than forty countries,
including USA and USSR

Robert Faurisson

15 October 1998

In newsletter No. 80 it is stated that in the video I sent for the revisionist conference I mentioned that "more than 16 (sixteen) countries recognised the Vichy government and sent ambassadors to France" and that this is "not mentioned in books".
Firstly, I did not say "more than sixteen", it was or should have been "more than forty";
Second, this is mentioned in many books on the Vichy regime or on Marshall Pétain. Among those "more than forty countries" you had USA, USSR, Sweden, Portugal, Eire, many South American countries and, of course Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary.
Admiral Leaky, a friend of Marshall Pétain, was US Ambassador; when his wife died in Vichy he went back to the USA on 1 May 1942, and was replaced by Pinkney Tuck, chargé d'affaires, who left Vichy in November 1942. Remember that Germany and USA were at war since December 1941! Bagomolov was the USSR ambassador; he stayed in Vichy several months after the beginning of the war between his country and Germany. A lot of American journalists were living in Vichy; some of them attended a famous political trial in Riom, near Vichy, and used to send their papers on it in April 1942 to New York. All the Hungarian press correspondents, except one, were Jews!
But, as you know, nowadays, the political truth in France is that the Vichy Government was, from the beginning, 10 July 1940 - from the beginning and even before, that is 22 June 1940 when Marshall Pétain, Prime Minister, asked Germany for a cease-fire! - a totally illegitimate one, recognized only by Satan and Germany.

Adelaide Insttitute Newsletter, November 1998, No 82.
First displayed on aaargh: 17 April 2001.

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