Curtain rises on the room at headquarters. The picture of Marshal Petain still hangs there.
VESPERYis seated behind his desk, signing documents. ROUCHEAUis standing before him. KLEYand MOUSSETare also present.
(Putting some papers on VESPERY'S desk)
There are a hundred and seventy-seven names on those sheets.
Recommended for immediate execution . . . All resistance people.
(Looking through the list)
Fourier, Varnel, Gonzales, Vauquin . . . Where are they?
Various places. Concentration camps. Jails. All immediately--available.
Pardon me, sir, but I've spoken to General Roucheau on this subject--and we don't see eye to eye. If I might advise . . .