FRANCE: Only One Thing Counts

General Charles de Gaulle, symbol of French resistance, stood up last week as the hope of French reconciliation. It was a role that promised to be as difficult, and in a way as important, as any he had yet essayed.

The General sat on the Government bench in the Consultative Assembly. Up for debate came the issue of the purge of collaborationists. Socialist Assemblyman Louis Nogueres shouted an accusation: Minister of State Jules-Jeanneney (President of the last Senate in the Third Republic) had helped the Vichy regime to power in 1940. Was it right that such a man should sit...

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