Churchill: "In garden of the Quai d'Orsay I see venerable officials burning secret documents. Already preparations are being made for the evacuation of Paris."— WW2 Tweets from 1940 (@RealTimeWWII) May 16, 2018
The 1940 tweets have been fascinating, so I spent a little time finding archives of newspapers from that time. I don't have the links with me, but I believe the Sydney Morning Herald and one American paper have free online copies of their issues from 1940. It's interesting to read the French and British press releases, trying to put a good face on the German breakout at Sedan that doomed France, but more intriguing to me now are the German press releases. A lot of them talk about the British and French plutocrats.
Nazi propaganda loved to portray Allied leadership as in the control of Jews, bankers, Wall Street and other finance capitalists. Der Volk of those countries were being exploited by the 1%, dying so that the idle rich could reap war profits.
Hmm. Where have we heard that before?