FRANCE: Grande Arm

General Charles de Gaulle stirred Frenchmen last week with the Napoleonic echo of two words — grande armée. He announced that the U.S. and Britain will supply weapons for a new army which will again make France a military power.

Said the General : "We have begun to rebuild a great army [line grande armée]. . . . Allied cooperation is assured us for arming . . . new units. . . . Until the total defeat of the enemy and the permanent establishment of French security on the Rhine, no day will pass without our sword growing heavier."

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