THE NATIONS: What France Wants

THE NATIONS What France Wants

General Charles de Gaulle got down to brass tacks. In a broadcast to his people he made admirably clear what France wants:

¶The French Army must guard the postwar German frontier "from one end of the Rhine to the other." ¶The Ruhr valley and all lands west of the Rhine must not be part of the postwar "German State or States." ¶Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and the Balkan countries must be independent—and free to make alliances with France. ¶"We alone [cannot] insure the security of Europe. We must have alliances. We have concluded a great...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!