May 19, 1943

Underground Has Plan for Invasion
LONDON, England—Resistance continues in France against Nazi conscription of Frenchmen for labor. Deportation has been almost completely halted by the actions of wives and daughters of those conscripted, claims Fernand Grenier in a statement issued yesterday. The women are laying across the tracks ahead of trains carrying the conscripted. Grenier cites reports from the Vichy government that state “…between 50 and 80 per cent of the workers conscripted for German factories fail to go. He also claims the French underground has organized a seven-point plan for actions to be taken once the Allied invasion of Europe begins. This includes centralizing command of all resistance groups, labor strikes at all economic and industrial locations, seizing all public buildings, and preventing Vichy military and police from interfering with Allied activities.

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