France: King of the Shadows

All through the chill, rainy afternoon, the simple urn containing the ashes of Jean Moulin was on view at the Memo rial to the Victims of the German Labor Camps near Notre Dame Cathedral. Inside the cement crypt glimmered 200,000 crystal rods-one for each Frenchman who died in the Nazi camps.

That night the urn was placed on an old armored car, and, illuminated by flaming torches and moving to the funereal roll of drums, the cortege passed between silent crowds bundled against the cold. All lights on the mile-long route to the Pantheon were extinguished. One cafe attempted business as...

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