I collect used stamps world wide: any used stamp of this list is very much apreciated.
|← 1924 want ← 1924 offer|
19401940 catalogue 1940 want 1940 offer
|1944 want → 1944 offer →|
|Colonial troops of French Algeria were sent to fight in metropolitan France during the Battle of France in 1940. After the Fall of France (25 June 1940), the Third French Republic collapsed and was replaced by the Philippe Pétain's French State, better known as Vichy France. Vichy France (Régime de Vichy) is the common name of the French State headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain during World War II. On 10 July, the Third Republic was effectively dissolved as Pétain was granted essentially dictatorial powers by the National Assembly. Vichy France was an independent ally (puppet state) of Nazi Germany until late 1942 when Berlin took full control. Evacuated from Paris to the resort town of Vichy in the unoccupied "Free Zone" (zone libre) in the southern part of Metropolitan France, (including French Algeria) it remained responsible for the civil administration of France as well as its colonies.|