FRANCE: We're In The Army Now!

"We're In The Army Now!"

Just before the stroke of twelve one night last week, squadrons of steel-helmeted, fully-armed troops and blue-caped policemen marched from their barracks to strategic spots in Paris and its suburbs. A battalion of mounted machine gunners clattered through the deserted streets to the Communist-populated workers' suburbs of Saint-Denis and Belleville, where they took up positions around the huge gas tanks, water reservoirs and electric plants which supply the capital. Bands of Mobile Guards and policemen began to patrol the Paris streets. An infantry company clumped to...

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