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Today in World War II History—January 27, 1941

Vichy propaganda poster featuring Marshal Pétain and Vichy motto “Travail, Famille, Patrie” (work, family, fatherland) [Public domain via Wikipedia]

Vichy propaganda poster featuring Marshal Pétain and Vichy motto “Travail, Famille, Patrie” (work, family, fatherland) [Public domain via Wikipedia]

80 Years Ago—Jan. 27, 1941: French officials and teachers are required to swear a loyalty oath to Marshal Philippe Pétain, Head of the French State (Vichy France).

Dutch Jews are required to register their addresses with the police.