FRANCE: Not for Danzig

Three weeks ago a fanatically patriotic young Frenchman, Paul Collette, put the pistol to two of France's German-serving arch-collaborationists, onetime Premier Pierre Laval and Editor Marcel ("Why Die for Danzig?") Déat of L'Oeuvre (TIME, Sept. 8). Last week Editor Déat, shot in the throat and belly, was nonetheless able to write an editorial, which he facetiously titled Impressions of an Assassinated Man, saying that his shooting was "troublesome" because his "last articles came near to being posthumous."

Three days later Pierre Laval, shot four times, once near the heart, left his hospital bed in promising condition and went home. Editor...

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