FRANCE: Reynaud the Frenchman

(See Cover) Into the grey Elysee Palace-home in other historic times of Madame de Pompadour, Napoleon I, Tsar Alexander I, the Duke of Wellington, Napoleon III; home now of gentle President Albert Le-brun-strode a onetime Premier of France one morning last week: Pierre Laval, fresh from Rome. M. Laval was grave. He reported to President Lebrun that there was nothing to be hoped for from the hungry Italians. If anyone could wring concessions from Rome, it should have been the realistic co-author of the ill-fated Hoare-Laval Ethiopian Deal; but he might as...

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