THE NATIONS: Brutal Rebuff

In Paris last week, Charles de Gaulle held one of the most extraordinary press conferences of his career. The general was by turns ironical, frigid and passionate.

He said that France would get out of the Marshall Plan rather than cooperate in a European union built around a dominant Germany. "The British and Americans want to reconstitute the Reich. That is not worth denying . . .

"I know that on the Anglo-Saxon side the idea is that this Reich will become an element which can be opposed to Soviet Russia. Maybe; but maybe not . . .

"Believe me, I have...

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