13 Dec 1940

France
  • Pierre Laval was dismissed as the Vice President of the Council, which in effect was the Prime Minister of France. He was placed under arrest shortly after. ww2dbase [Pierre Laval | Vichy | TH]
13 Apr 1942

France
  • Philippe Pétain, under German pressure, decided to reinstate Pierre Laval whom the Germans favored. ww2dbase [Philippe Pétain | Vichy | CPC]
18 Apr 1942

France
  • Pierre Laval became the 123rd Prime Minister of France. ww2dbase [Pierre Laval | Vichy | CPC]
11 Nov 1942

France
  • Vichy France became occupied by German and Italian troops in order to defend against a potential Allied invasion. The American embassy in Vichy was seized by German troops by force. ww2dbase [Scuttling of the French Fleet | Vichy | TH, CPC]
20 Aug 1944

France
  • Pierre Laval stepped down as the Prime Minister of France. ww2dbase [Pierre Laval | Vichy | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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