In This Review

The Role of General Weygand
The Role of General Weygand
Eyre, 1948, 190 pp

Weygand, understudy and successor of Foch, was given command of the French Army on May 20, 1940, after the situation was desperate. Though at the time the Generalissimo hoped to reconstitute a front and contain the German armor, by June 12 he was insisting that his government ask for an armistice, a decision for which he was greatly criticized at home and abroad, and which contributed to his arrest after the war as a collaborator. In these "conversations with his son," Major J. Weygand, he reviews his record in this campaign, on the whole with dignity and an absence of the recriminatory spirit evident in Gamelin's much longer apologia.