U.S. At War: Confusion & Consternation

The great reservoir of good will toward the U.S.—a reservoir that stretched from Occupied France to the Middle East, and on to beleaguered China—was showing signs of a lowered water level. One such sign came in a report from Algiers, from the New York Herald Tribune's Sonia Tomara:

"The friendship of the French people toward America has suffered considerable deterioration this week as it has become known in Algiers that President Roosevelt intends to leave it to General Dwight D. Eisenhower to select the French political groups with whom to cooperate after liberation...

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