FRANCE: Quadricentennial Bomb

In August 1532 Brittany lost her independence to France when gallant Francis I married the daughter of famed Anne of Brittany. Breton Nationalists have never forgotten that, nor have they forgiven Anne of Brittany for marrying not one but two French Kings: Charles VIII and Louis XII.

Last week plump Edouard Herriot went down to Brittany to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the annexation of the duchy to France by making a speech at Vannes. Premier Herriot is an author in his off hours. He made an excellent and learned discourse but few...

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