Foreign News: Third Down

When a befogged, ice-winged airplane crashed into a French mountainside last week, Vichy's wiry little No. 3 man, Minister of War General Charles Huntziger, 61, was burned to death. He was returning from a three-week, 7,500-mile tour of Vichy's North African colonies and, just before the crash, he heaved a full brief case out of the plane to safety. His reports might help Vichy to make up its mind about North African Commander in Chief General Maxime Weygand, whose resistance to Germany's African designs has led to angry Nazi demands for his removal.

Charles Léon Clement Huntziger was a fine professional soldier...

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