C'est La Vie

March 31st, 2008

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C'est La Vie - an Occupied France 1941 RPG
La Vie OOC


March 31st, 2008

APRIL , 1941

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Current Time: April , 1941 - any post within the month of April is acceptable! Please try to keep them somewhat chronological.

Current Curfew: The current curfew lasts from 10 pm to 6 am. During the night, inhabitants have to close their shutters or windows. Without Ausweis (authorization), it is forbidden to go out during the night.

Current Rations:10 oz (280 g) of bread, 4 oz (114 g) of sugar, 2 oz (50g of cheese), 13 oz (360g) of meat, 6oz (170 g) spaghetti, 1.5oz (43 g) rice per day and 3 oz (85 g) of margarine per week per person. Supply problems affect many stores. The queues in front of shops are frequently lengthy.

Current Exchange: The current exchange rate is twenty French francs to one Reichsmark. Reichsmarks are the official currency of the occupation, and are both coin and paper currency.

Current Laws: Some important laws to remember - Curfew; Citizens must carry papers at all times; citizens must use ration books to purchase materials that are in short supply; Jews must wear a yellow star sewn on to their clothing to identify them at a glance; Jews must take the last carriage on the Paris Metro.

Current Dangers:
Obligatory Work Service (Service du Travail Obligatoire or STO ) frequently requisitions and transfers French workers to Germany against their will for the German war effort (factories, agriculture, railroads, etc) in work camps. Avoiding being picked up for this is a wise idea. Patrols are on the streets asking for papers. Being caught out after curfew (especially without the proper papers) is an unwise idea. Jews, métèques (immigrants), Freemasons, Communists and Protestants, Gypsies, homosexuals, and activists are being detained and interrogated, and often sent to Camp Gurs after these interrogations. Businesses are frequently raided if there is any suspicion of resistance activity (or sometimes seemingly at random).

Current Rumors:
A new fuel source is under development; many more Nazi vehicles are being seen on the road. It often leaves a sickening smell in its wake. Nazi officers know that this is being shipped from Germany, and it seems to be very efficient - but little else is known.

Current Diversions:
Come and see the entertainment at Le Moulin Noir , deep within the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. If you don't know where you're going, you'll almost certainly get lost; if you do, you had best know the password, as well, or the doorman won't let you in. Current Password: je cours ma perte (I got a death wish) . Soldiers of the Reich may prefer to spend their time at the Soldatenheim , catering to the needs of Germans far away from home.

Current State of the War:
Germany and her allies are winning the war as things stands; America is still a neutral party and will be for some months to come. The Luftwaffe is bombing British cities with much success. However, there are some RAF raids beginning to trouble the German people. At the end of March, RAF raids hit Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. Closer to home, the Vichy government appointed Admiral Darlan Vichy Vice-Premier in February. Later that month, they also reduced the bread ration. During the month of April, Germany is invading Yugoslavia and Greece. Both will fall by the end of the month.

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