Foreign News: Misunderstanding

Frenchmen in sweltering, graft-ridden French Guiana (home of Devil's Island) believed what they heard: General Charles de Gaulle of the Fighting French and General Henri Giraud in North Africa were uniting in the cause of French liberation. That was enough.

Bloodlessly but firmly they ousted ineffective Governor René Weber, released political prisoners, shouted Vive la France. At long last their colony had freed itself of the reactionary, pro-Fascist control of Admiral Georges Robert in Martinique. Excited cables went off from Negro Mayor M. Sophie of Cayenne to Generals de Gaulle and Giraud....

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