FRANCE: Georges Bidault's Week

As the dread African Goums marched into the Place de la Concorde, ending the great Resistance Day parade, the unity that the Resistance had brought France seemed to falter. Young hotheads started yelling: "Vive De Gaulle! De Gaulle to power!" A Parisian moblet caught the fever, broke police lines. The flics—recalling fatal rightist riots on the same spot in 1934—laid about blindly with their iron-buttoned capes and arrested a handful of battered demonstrators. Other hotheads besieged Communist headquarters, burned

Marxist books and smashed windows. Next day half a million disciplined Reds tramped...

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