FRANCE: Rebirth

In France, in a spontaneous burst of struggle and liberation, a nation had been reborn. In Paris last week a much more difficult feat of political obstetrics was taking place—a government for the reborn nation was trying to come to life. Charles de Gaulle had settled down in the old War Ministry on the rue St. Dominique.

Most of his colleagues in the Provisional Government, still unrecognized by Britain and the U.S., had come up from Algiers to help him govern France and the world's No. 2 empire, most of it still in...

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