FRANCE: Tell the American People ...

General Charles de Gaulle smiled, erasing for a moment the settled gloom of his somewhat puffy face. He rammed a cigar in one corner of his mouth. Then, out of the other corner, he said to New York Timesman Drew Middleton: "Some Frenchmen who have seen too many movies think that all Americans talk that way. They are learning better now, just as you are learning that we are far from a giddy nation. ..."

General de Gaulle continued earnestly: "Tell the American people that the French people, whose will is decisive, reject any form of totalitarian government." He saw three...

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