FRANCE: Cabinet of Premiers

From Senlis, from Orléans, from Rouen, Chartres and Lyons they came, 8,000 grey-blue soldiers clumping into a Paris that, for the day, was placidly peaceful. Throughout the city headquarters were set up, rolling kitchens were fired and posts mounted. Workmen were out at dawn scattering clean yellow sand in the Place de la Concorde, the Place de la République and along the boulevards near the Chamber of Deputies to keep soldiers' horses from slipping. An emergency Cabinet headed by six onetime Premiers of France had taken charge. There had been bloody...

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