FRANCE: Deluge after Deluge

When President Gaston Doumergue and Prime Minister Andre Tardieu, both looking rather dour, returned to Paris last week after a flying trip to southwestern France, they could well appreciate why the tricolor banners flying from the walls of the gayest city were tied with black bands. For in, the region whence they had come new torrents of rain had followed thg tragic deluge of last fortnight (TIME, March 17), impeding rescue work, causing new catastrophes. Whole villages had been vacated, and in the city of Bordeaux the populace watched fearfully the rise of...

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