FRANCE: No Boulanger?

Dignitaries and former Resistance leaders last week plodded across muddy fields to the remote hamlet of Bruneval in Normandy. There, at a ceremony to honor a British commando raid, Charles de Gaulle came out of retirement and opened a campaign to recapture power.

"The tide goes up and down," said De Gaulle. "Perhaps it is in the course of nature that a period of clear and gigantic efforts should be followed by a period of obscure fumbling. But times are too difficult, life too uncertain, the world too hard to enable one to...

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