FRANCE: The Shape of Unity

Difficult General Charles de Gaulle and stubborn General Henri Giraud still had their differences. But they were differences within a strengthening frame of compromise and unity. Frenchmen saw a sturdy shape of things in two events :

>In Algiers, the Committee of Liberation argued long & hotly. The issue: political or military control over a new Commissariat of National Defense. The outcome: dapper, genial General Paul Legentilhomme was appointed to head the Commissariat. Thereby General Giraud won an argument for a military man to run what is in effect a civilian ministry...

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