FRANCE: Gaullism and Realism

In the absence of General Henri Giraud, who was returning to North Africa via Canada and Britain, the Committee of Liberation in Algiers operated with notable unity. It cleaned house in the French military and naval hierarchy. This reform had been agreed upon by General Giraud and General Charles de Gaulle, but the tempo and tone of the reform were Gaullist, not Giraudist. The Committee:

> Ousted General Jean Marie Joseph Bergeret, who had been attached to the air force in West Africa. General Bergeret had been a negotiator of the Compiègne Armistice,...

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