FRANCE: What Is Honor?

After 90 days of sanctuary, Pierre Laval was "formally invited" by the hard-pressed Spanish Government to leave Spain.

At Barcelona the haggard refugee and his wife boarded the same Luftwaffe plane with the same Luftwaffe pilots who had flown them in. A few hours later they came down on a U.S. Army airfield in Austria. Rumor said that Traitor Laval had vainly offered his German pilots one million francs if they would head for Portugal. U.S. officers promptly turned Laval over to the French, who flew him to Paris.

At Paris' Le Bourget airfield, the prisoner, his wife and their...

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