FRANCE: Coup

General Charles de Gaulle last week swept into full power. Out of the Liberation Committee went General Henri Honoré Giraud, former Committee Co-President, and three of his Committee appointees. For reasons as yet unclear, former Gaullist Defense Commissioner General Paul Legentilhomme also vacated his post. Simultaneously seven Gaullists entered the Committee's ranks. At week's end, the reconstituted group, facing up in Algiers to their first major problem since the coup, tackled Lebanese demands for independence with drastic and provocative action (see p. 28).

Giraud was still in his job as chief of the...

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