U.S. At War: De Gaulle? No

The question was familiar: Would Franklin Roosevelt, in spite of his personal distaste for General Charles de Gaulle, finally recognize the French Committee of National Liberation as the "provisional" government of France? Last week the answer was still no.

For more than a month, a "plan" to recognize the French Committee lay on the President's desk while he thumbed and mulled it over. Then, pointedly snubbing De Gaulle once again, the President "revised" the plan by submitting a brand new one to London and the State Department. The rumored Roosevelt suggestion: When the U.S. and Britain invade France, let General Eisenhower...

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