Foreign News: Sea Power

The symbol of France is a spunky, militant, land-lubbing Cock; but for one day last week Frenchmen raised the three-spiked Trident of sea power. For once the name of "Admiral of the Fleet"*Henri Salaun loomed on a momentary par with that of Marshal Ferdinand Foch. The occasion was twofold: first a review of the Grand Fleet, off Havre, and second the inauguration, at Havre, of the new docks and deep water basin—a prodigious puddle capable of accommodating simultaneously the two largest ships in the world, the Majestic and Leviathan.

President of France Gaston Doumergue stood like a florid Neptune on the bridge...