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"I WILL deny everything I have not written myself," De Gaulle once told an aide. That was just what he did last week in his reply to a question about his having said that he wanted to see Britain "stripped naked." "This is one of the phrases attributed to me," he said. "It seems that one even makes books of them, but they are only a distant reflection of my thoughts and words."

A lot of Frenchmen do not believe that, and the reason for their disbelief is that someone has indeed made book of De...

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