AT SEA: French v. French

This week General Charles de Gaulle and his Free Frenchmen went into action against "Free" (unoccupied) France. Quite a bit was at stake. Theirs was the first real test of the Frenchmen's revolt against France. If it succeeded, the whole French Empire might swing in line with London rather than with Berlin. Furthermore, there was an immediate stake: six pro-German French warships.

Fortnight ago three cruisers and three destroyers slipped past the beetling guns of Gibraltar, headed into the Atlantic with tricolors waving. It was strange that Germany had allowed their departure, for they were supposed to be interned in...

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