The Pacific: Le Grand Tourist


Any senior citizen on a round-the-world tour needs to set aside some time for idleness. Last week Charles de Gaulle, nearing the end of an odyssey that b gan three weeks ago in riotous Djibouti, took time out as the Senior Citizen of France in its island colonies in the blue Pacific. In Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia in the Coral Sea, he largely confined himself to an avuncular speech in Coconut Square. Then he touched down at the curious condominium of New Hebrides, jointly run since 1906 by the French and the British. French officials in...

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