FRANCE: Raising the Umbrella

FRANCE Raising the Umbrella As lean, elegant Felix Gaillard rose to face his first vote of confidence, all France was still seething with resentment at the U.S. and British arms shipments to Tunisia. "What would happen if France were to arm Cuba or Puerto Rico?" demanded waspish ex-Premier Georges Bidault. "If more young men are to die [in Algeria]," snapped Gaullist Chieftain Jacques Soustelle, "we owe it to Mr. Dulles." "Britain and the U.S.," said the Socialists' Guy Mollet, "acted like people who had ceased to be our friends."

Gaillard nimbly took advantage...

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