THE AMERICAS: Incident at St. Pierre

The U.S.. State Department trembled last week for fear that the still great fleet of Vichyfrance would be handed over to the Axis. And all its fears were occasioned because a handful of Frenchmen who despise Vichy and all its works had landed in very Gallic fashion on the little American islands, St. Pierre & Miquelon.

One night four steatopygous corvettes waddled along off the coast of Newfoundland, ostensibly bound for Britain. But at dawn they hove to off the salmon-pink igneous rockland of St. Pierre & Miquelon, last island remnants of...

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