France: Not Yet, Josephine . . .

Foreign Minister Michel Debré was droning on during the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Elysée Palace when Charles de Gaulle, tossing his head impatiently, cut him off. The general had something he wanted to get on the record. "In the accomplishment of the national task that has been bestowed on me," intoned De Gaulle, "I was re-elected President on December 19, 1965, for seven years by the French people. I have the duty and the intention of completing this mandate until the end." To make certain that the French people heard clearly, De Gaulle instructed Information Minister Joël Le...

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