FRANCE: Notes, Nov. 26, 1923

Much alarm was evinced in Paris over the decline in the franc, which touched the lowest point in its history at 19.23 to the dollar. Bonds also suffered a serious decline.

Senator Louis Martin, eager to raise yearly 30,000 more conscripts for the Army, proposed to pass a law prohibiting children, born of a Frenchwoman and a foreign father, claiming the father's nationality at the age of 21. The Senator also proposed to permit Frenchwomen married to foreigners the right to recover their French nationality.

From the Ruelle Arsenal to the Gavres testing ground,...

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