World War: Confusions and Capitulations

Except for the death in the air of the war's most celebrated casualty to date, the Southern Theatre provided little action other than minor border and naval raids. But of confusion, countermand, cross-purposes and capitulation there was dramatic news aplenty.

As the week ended in London, Great Britain formally recognized long-nosed General Charles de Gaulle, with his London recruiting committee, as "the leader of all free Frenchmen, wherever they may be, who rally to him in support of the Allied cause." But the British Foreign Office hedged when the General appeared to be shy of supporters. To recognize his group as France's...

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