FRANCE: Death of Barthou

Hardly had France drawn its easy breath (see above) than it was knocked breathless by the assassination of her Foreign Minister.

If to Papa Doumergue has gone the nation's gratitude for maintaining the Republic against internal discord, to Louis Barthou has gone wide-eyed admiration for spectacularly advancing in a few brief months, the diplomatic position of France. Early this week, as he welcomed to France a Balkan King with whom he was about to make a crucial deal, an assassin shooting at the King brought Death to him.


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