Repatriation of french forces in 1941?

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Repatriation of french forces in 1941?

Post by TachoDeBasura » 24 Sep 2021 16:17

In says that the 19th of May of 1941, "Vichy France announced the repatriation of 100,000 French prisoners of war. " Do we have any data on that and other repatriations?

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Re: Repatriation of french forces in 1941?

Post by GregSingh » 25 Sep 2021 06:26

On May 12, Admiral Darlan visited Hitler at the Berghof. In view of the pending war against Russia, Hitler had decided to make a gesture by releasing a hundred thousand French prisoners of war who were veterans of the First World War.

This measure was made public on May 19, 1941. A day before details of German-Vichy talks (so called Paris Protocols) were leaked to the press. Granting the Germans military facilities in Syria, Tunisia, and French West Africa immediately drew a condemnation from Free France, GB and US.

Among other things Paris Protocols allowed for releasing further 7000 French specialists needed by industry from POW camps.
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