FRANCE: Some Simple Truths

The Chamber of Deputies passed the Foreign Office budget for 1933 last week. U. S. correspondents noted the fact, then prospected for news nuggets through page after page of official specifications. A 175-page supplement caused their hair to curl. Leonine Foreign Minister Joseph Paul-Boncour had demanded and got an additional appropriation of 33,000,000 francs ($1,320,000) for French propaganda abroad. In the introduction to his demand he explained that nine European Governments annually spend the following sums (in francs) in foreign propaganda: Germany: 256,000,000 (before Hitler) Italy: 119,000,000 France: 71,000,000 Britain: 69,000,000...

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