Gaston Doumergue, President of the French Republic, last week inspected the eleventh annual French International Aeronautical Salon. He saw: French fighting planes, carrying machine gun nests fore & aft; U. S. airplane equipment, shipped by 20 firms, exhibited for the first time in a European aero show; German passenger and freight planes. He saw no German fighting planes, strictly forbidden by "he Treaty of Versailles.


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