France: Days of Decision

Those who vote no, cried Charles de Gaulle, "refuse to have the problem of Algeria ever resolved by France. To abstain is to choose impotence for France." But to vote yes "is to want France to win in Algeria, for Algeria, with Algeria, in the cause of peace and reason." His earnest personal appeal last week went out over nationwide radio and TV: "Men of France, it is to me you are going to give your answer. I need—yes, I need—to know what is in your hearts and minds. In truth—who is not aware of it?—the matter is between...

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