FRANCE: Atmosphere of Civil War

As Italian bombs delivered the first thuds of actual war last week, most Frenchmen abruptly forgot that they have always been the best friends of the League of Nations and indulged in an orgy of self-interest. Among parties of the Left and Right fierce anti-Fascist and pro-Fascist epithets flew. Deputies rushed up from the provinces and buzzed feverishly in the lobbies of their Chamber, though it was not in session and Premier Pierre Laval would rather have butted his hard head into a hornet's nest than have permitted Parliament to meet. Electric...

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