Proclaimed General Charles de Gaulle: "The hour of supreme combat and sacrifice has struck." In Algiers' cobbled streets the ragged newsboys shouted: "Allied invasion!" "Is it France?" cried Frenchmen, then snatched up the single-sheet papers, saw that it was Italy, turned away.
But the feeling that soon it would be France spurred the newly recognized French Committee of National Liberation. From its councils flowed important measures:
> Mobilization for military or civil service of all Frenchmen anywhere in the Empire or abroad.
> Appointment of a committee of threeGeneral de Gaulle, General...