From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," inclu...
(also archive footage) (as Lord Avon)
Pierre Mendès France
Himself - Former Prime Minister of France
Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie
Himself - Founder of the Liberation Movement