FRANCE: La Bataille du Franc

There began in the Chamber of Deputies what was termed in Paris as la bataille du franc (the battle of the franc), which, translated into parliamentary language, is a debate on the Government's emergency financial measures (TIME, Jan. 28). Thirty-six

Deputies intimated to the Government that they were anxious to debate the question. Premier Poincare was said to be fighting for his political life.

During the debate, M. Bokanowski, General Reporter of the Finance Committee, likened emotion in Paris caused by the debacle of the franc on Jan. 14 (the date when...

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