FRANCE: Into the Stretch

A thousand policemen in three cordons jammed the short distance between the Chamber of Deputies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week. More police and Republican Guards were on reserve in the Gare des Invalides nearby. Precise reporters announced that it was the largest massing of police at the Chamber since that memorable day in 1926 when the people of Paris attempted to dunk Prime Minister Edouard Herriot in the Seine. Word had gone round that an attempt was to be made on the life of...

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