FRANCE: Great German Embarrassment

Never since the flight of Rudolf Hess had the Nazis' faces looked so red. But not since the flight of Hess had the reason for high Nazi flush been so obscure. Was it anger? Was it embarrassment? Or was it pride in a successful hoax?

The Nazis' No. 1 French war prisoner had escaped from Germany and reached Vichy and talked openly with Marshal Pétain. Presumably the Nazis could yank him back to Germany again. But towering, mustachioed General Henri Honoré Giraud, 63, escapist extraordinary, reputedly a German-hater, said to be an admirer...

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