Foreign News: Homage at the Arch

This Frenchman, who has so much order in his mind and so little in his acts, this logician who doubts everything . . . —Charles de Gaulle,

The Army of the Future

It is now two decades since Captain de Gaulle's book on the plane-and-tank war of the future appeared, to be carefully studied by the Germans and to be dismissed as a "collection of witticisms" by the French general staff. Since then, De Gaulle has become a hero, symbol and leader—and, subsequently, a frustrated strongman, waiting for a call that never came. France's millions of logicians doubted even a strongman's ability to...

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