FRANCE: Poincaré's Week

Premier Raymond Poincaré, ever an arch militarist, took full advantage of last week's war scare in the Belgian Parliament (see INTERNATIONAL) to trumpet through the inspired Parisian press that France must drastically increase her armaments. While this propaganda was at its height, he announced to the Chamber that the first important measure to be presented by the Cabinet during the present session (TIME, Nov. 22 et seq.) will be a bill appropriating several billion francs for armaments and fortification of the Franco-German and Franco-Italian frontiers. Marshal Foch, appearing before the Chamber...

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