Foreign News: Strength and Firility

Curling Atlantic waves swept in one morning last week over the long sand dunes on the sea coast just above Bordeaux. Occasionally a wave burst over the sea wall, spattered with tingling droplets an old man who sat hunched upon a bench, staring seaward. Grey skies shrouded the 85th birthday of Georges Eugene Adrien Clemenceau.

The granite-founded, verdant-wooded Vendee cradled the cub that was to grow into "Tiger" Clemenceau at the Chateau de 1'Aubraie, near Feole. Now on his little four-acre estate, Bels Ebats, in the Vendee, the old "Tiger" waits for Death. The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!