FRANCE: Between the Lines

The demarcation line that runs like a jagged wound across the face of France may look like a juridical fiction, but no frontier in the world is tougher to cross. To refugees, reporters and mail it opens and closes with an exasperating unpredict ability: it is harder to get a letter from Vichy to Paris than from Vichy to Timbuktu. Last week the U. S. saw its first copy of a partial solution: a standardized postcard with blanks to be filled in. Even with blanks it suggested the sufferings of Frenchmen today: "...

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