Foreign News: The Mark of Victory

Last week the Spartan old soldier stayed up beyond his usual prompt bedtime: 10 p.m. Not until the clocks in his colonnaded, white-walled Moorish home in Algiers pointed to 11:30 did General Henri Honore Giraud, High Commissioner of North Africa, lay down his pen. He had carefully studied a memorandum from the Fighting French. Just as carefully the General had studied out his answer. There were some points on which he and General Charles de Gaulle of the Fighting French were in agreement. On others—well, wise men move slowly.

When General Giraud rose next day to speak to the Alsace and...

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