Canada: QUEBEC: Houde's Hero

In the St. Lawrence the 1,445-ton French frigate, L'Aventure, had been idling for days awaiting an important passenger: Count Jacques Juge de Bernonville, 50. A wartime collaborator, he had been sentenced to death in France for "violence, treason, arson and looting." As soon as Canada handed him over, L'Aventure would rush him home. But L'Aventure would not sail right away. De Bernonville was in the middle of a political row between Quebec nationalists and the federal government.

Until he got into the political big time, De Bernonville was unknown in Canada. That was the way he wanted it. Two years...

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