Foreign News: The Blue Helmet

In a high-ceilinged office in the Elysée Palace early last week, a pair of elderly men who have been friends since their military student days at St. Cyr 50 years ago dispassionately discussed their opposing views on Algeria. Sympathetically, brisk, beefy Alphonse Juin, the only living marshal of France, told Charles de Gaulle that he looked tired. Answered De Gaulle: "I am old. Death waits for me, I know." Then, wearily, he added: "But I have never been so resolved." '

De Gaulle had every reason for weariness and despair. News of the insurrection...

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