FRANCE: Friends of Freedom

General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Fighting French, is a tall, stern man without the dramatic appeal of Joan of Arc but with all her love for France. Last week it was considered virtually certain that he was coming to Washington. Rebuffed and dismayed by the U.S.'s "temporary arrangement" with Admiral Jean Darlan in North Africa, De Gaulle had a case to plead.

To the Fighting French, Admiral Darlan is a onetime Nazi collaborationist, and therefore a traitor. Lieut. General Dwight D. Eisenhower's decision to recognize him (in order to put a quick end to French resistance in North...

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