THE NATIONS: Cordial Visit

A greying member of London's Savage Club looked out on the bedecked and crowded Mall, slowly shook his head and muttered: "I don't like it at all. The last time a French President paid a state visit to Britain was in 1939, and the time before that it was 1913!"

But few Britons saw a sign of war in the arrival last week of rotund, 65-year-old Vincent Auriol. The tensions of an uneasy peace stressed anew the importance of the 46-year-old Entente Cordiale between France and Britain. The beaming

French President and his wife were warmly welcomed and royally entertained. The...

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