FRANCE: Strategy

" All that France desires is security and reparations." (Synthesis of Premier Poincaré's speeches during the past year.)

Early in the week heavy pressure was brought to bear on Premier Poincareé to call two or three new classes to the French Army to prepare for a possible conflict with the growing Nationalist forces of Germany. André Tardieu, leader of the Clemenceau following in the Chamber of Deputies, was foremost in this move, with a threat to overthrow the Ministry if M. Poincaré did not comply.

The apostles of French culture professed themselves amazed and...

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