FRANCE: Where Is Gamelin?

Ou est Gamelin? asked Frenchmen last week on the boulevards of Paris and in the wineshops of Auvergne as under a new leader French Armies regrouped themselves along the Somme. Maurice Gustave Gamelin, once acknowledged "the world's foremost soldier," had seen his theories of stand-and-take-it warfare ground beneath the tread of German tanks and blasted into extinction by Nazi dive-bombers. While his predecessor and successor Maxime Weygand sweated under the gigantic task of constructing a new front, the morbidly curious speculated on the fate of the former generalissimo.

He had committed suicide...

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