FRANCE: Empire in Paris

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To the great and shrewd old Empire builder, to the man with a brain so extensive that the top of his head is somewhat flat, to Hubert Marshal Lyautey there came four years ago an appropriately flattering offer.

The French Government, no spendthrifts, were ready to spend three-quarters of a billion francs ($30,000,000). They wanted to put the French Empire where it belongs and where it is not, namely on the world's mental map, where the British Empire is. The idea: a vast Colonial Exposition on...

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