Foreign News: Iphigenia in Paris

The French were feeling hurt, angry, resentful, frustrated, defensive, defense less, irritable, bellicose, mean, tearful and lonely. Above all. lonely. General Charles de Gaulle, who had played the politics of grandeur with a high hand, had got his fingers pinched in Syria. Hungry for glory, the French had been happy when he signed the French-Russian pact and took his own good time about an Anglo-French agreement. They tightened their belts over their pinched bellies and felt like men again. Now they had no glory, no food and, they felt, no friends.

Bitterly the press attacked Britain as an enemy of France. It...

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