FRANCE: The Fourth Republic

"A great emotion—the emotion of a people which has found courage, found arms, the hope of democratic freedom and the will to resist—is the overriding element in the situation. . . . France is finding herself. . . . [She] will force to the front the voices which can express that faith and the men who can fight for it. It was this emotional content in the whole situation . . . which our official policy never seemed to appreciate."

So said New York City's Herald Tribune last week. The "great emotion" soared...

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