- Nov 2010
It's not retro-fitting, it's fact.Ehh. This retro-fitting of French history to pretend that the Vichy Regime was an illegitimate government doesn't impress me. It's just a way for the French to save face.
Pétain grabbing power the way he did was a coup.
This has been well documented now, so it's not about "saving face" or any other kind of emotional reaction.