FRANCE: The Pigeons of Paris

Recent effects of the Nazi occupation of the world's most civilized city were reported in a letter from Paris published last week in the Nation. Excerpts:

". . . After the cinema one must take the Metro—or walk. Naturally, the Metro was crammed . . . everyone knew, somehow, that there was a German officer among us. After the second stop I saw—and I think everyone else realized—that someone had pinned a gigantic paper V to the officer's back. At the next stop everyone in the car got out. None of us wanted to be shot. . . .

"A few days...

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