FRANCE: Facts v. Truths

A grinding conviction that France had just been twice betrayed by Britain, broadly for reasons of high policy by His Majesty's Government, narrowly by Foreign Secretary Sir John Simon for vain and personal reasons, embittered Le Sénat and La Chambre last week to the point of fury.

Traditional British policy strives to keep either France or Germany from becoming top dog. It was Lloyd George who saved Germany from Georges Clemenceau. This week it is His Majesty's Government who save the Fatherland from odium and much else by sending Sir John Simon to...

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