Vichy, Vichy, and a plaque to remember

Campbell, J. (2006) Vichy, Vichy, and a plaque to remember. French Studies Bulletin, 27(98), pp. 2-5. (doi: 10.1093/frebul/kti047)

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Ever since its designation as capital of l'État français in 1940, the town of Vichy has been famous for all the wrong reasons: a scene in Casablanca (1942) even shows a glass of its mineral water being declined as a gesture of support for the Free French. Its inhabitants have understandably been reluctant to accept this poisoned chalice. This article points to some examples of the town's refusal, or denial, and draws attention to a strange yet revealing commemorative plaque, symptomatic of how Vichy has attempted to handle the historical realities that bear its name.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Campbell, Professor John
Authors: Campbell, J.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DC France
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Journal Name:French Studies Bulletin

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