FRANCE: Again 1830

Since New Year's, Frenchmen have celebrated with pomp & circumstance the hundredth anniversaries of Romanticism, of the conquest of Algeria, of the invention of the sewing machine.* Last week in Paris, their centennial enthusiasm undiminished, President Gaston Doumergue and Prime Minister André Tardieu clapped on their silk hats, motored to the Hotel de Ville behind a clattering escort of brass-helmeted cuirassiers of the Garde Républicaine to make oratory on the Hundredth Anniversary of the Revolution of 1830, which in three days of furious street fighting† swept Charles X from the throne of...

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