FRANCE: Reynaud v. Communazis

Active new Premier Paul Reynaud last week ordered Minister of Interior Henri Roy to get ready a decree making any further Communist or Nazi agitation in France punishable by long imprisonment or death. Police said current Red propaganda in France almost exactly duplicates Nazi propaganda urging the Allies to make immediate peace. Sensation of the Paris trial of 44 Communist ex-Deputies (TIME, April 8) was a declaration by the chief defendant, Communist Florimond Bonte. He said that he and his fellow prisoners "deserved well" of France for urging prompt peace with Germany...

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