Foreign News: The Roccos Are Here

The fear and resentment which defeated peoples feel toward armies of occupation was softened in southwest Germany by the exemplary behavior of the First French Army. In the sleepy little towns of the Black Forest, French soldiers participated in local affairs and shone at local balls, and the French commanders were among the most respected of inhabitants. "We prefer them to German soldiers," said a townsman.

But the crisis in North Africa not only led France to pull out of Germany the troops pledged to NATO, but compelled it to send Frenchmen to put out the fire. Recently France pulled out some...

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