FRANCE: A Case for Frenchmen

The liberation of France will see more than a clash of Allied and German arms. It will also see a clash of Frenchmen and Frenchmen. On one side will be General Charles de Gaulle and his Algiers Liberation Committee, armed with extensive blueprints for a mid-invasion and postwar French Government. On the other side: none other than that veteran of defeat and collaboration, 87-year-old Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain. In Vichy's twilight, the tarnished star of Pétain is rising.

Algiers Thrust. From the Liberation Committee last week came a Fourth Republic blueprint. Presumably by agreement with the Allied High Command, the Gaullists...

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