FRANCE: Official Accusation

Since close-mouthed silence in political matters is the rule among army officers of the Great Powers, Frenchmen attached unusual importance last week to a brief statement by General Julien Claude Marie Dufieux. Inspector General of Infantry and of Schools for Officers, a Wartime protege of Marshal Petain. General Dufieux coolly announced that two months ago he received convincing evidence that the Soviet Embassy in Paris was assisting French Communists to prepare a coup d'etat which was to have seized the Government on November 16, and laid this evidence before famed General...

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