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A city of central France south-southeast of Paris. A noted spa with hot mineral springs, it was the seat of the collaborationist regime of Henri Philippe Pétain from July 1940, when Germany occupied northern France including Paris, until November 1942, when Germany invaded southern France and assumed control of the entire country.x
From FrenchVichy, from OccitanVichÃ¨i, phonetically evolved from the Latin place nameVippiacus, itself named after an agricultural field belonging to a farmer named Vippius. An alternate theory attributes the name to the Latin vicuscalidus, meaning "warm settlement."
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Free French flag, during WWII, the Free French forces fighting against the Vichy regime and Germany, inserted a red cross of Lorraine (a symbol of Joan of Arc's fight against foreign invaders) on the white stripe of the tricolour.
Sources for more information on Vichy uniforms can be found on forums such as UniformInsignia.net, where military uniform enthusiasts enjoy discussing and researching topics such as those uniforms of the Vichy police.
While many pictures of the uniforms of the Vichy police exist, it is somewhat difficult to get primary sources as the Vichy are considered by most to be traitors to their country.
While local police forces were still wearing the same local uniforms as always, the milice had special uniforms denoting their connection with the Vichy government.
Moulins, the capital, Montlugon and Vichy, are the principal towns.