FRANCE: Slippery Stick

Thin, sad Burglar René Girier was a slippery one, no doubt about it. Because of his attenuated form they called him René the Stick, and truly it sometimes seemed as though René could slip through holes that would stop a toothpick. In 1942 the Vichy police had picked him up for robbing a farm, and René had skipped across the border into occupied France. The Germans picked him up there and sent him to a labor camp in Berlin. Two weeks later he had escaped again and was back in Paris.

In 1946 the French police arrested René once again....

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