FRANCE: Brave Old Wheelhorse

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Said the President of France:

"They represent us as a country divided and discouraged, as a country which would not fight for its independence, as a country which has abandoned itself. All this is not true . . . We know invasion, aggression, occupation well enough not to let ourselves be seduced by sophisms or fooled by lies. We would fight and be in the front ranks."

This week Jules Vincent Auriol, 66, first President of the Fourth Republic, would arrive in the U.S. for a ceremonial visit. He hoped to persuade...

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