FRANCE: Joffre's Bones

Expensive was the dying request of Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, Marshal of France. "I do not wish," he specified, "to be buried in anything resembling a tomb."

What to do?

Since in the French mind Love is the opposite of Death, the Widow Joffre commissioned Architect Henri Laffaillée to build a Temple of Love, suggested that he copy the one at Versailles of which amorous French kings made such good use.

Last week the new white marble Temple was completed at Louveciennes, not far from a chateau once occupied by comparatively chaste King Louis...

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