FRANCE: Adieu, Giraud

In his marble Algiers mansion General Henri Giraud, Allied protege, waited vainly for Allied help. He had not "accepted" General Charles de Gaulle's decree removing him as Commander in Chief. Now word came that the Gaullist Government had retired him, at full pay to the "reserve command list." Old Soldier Giraud saw that the fight was lost. To his troops he bade a dignified farewell: "Men pass, but France is eternal."

Rumor said that he would go to London to write his memoirs: the story of a Frenchman who had fought from the Atlas to the Vosges, seen the inside...

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