FRANCE: The Denouement

In Paris last week, the Premiers of the twelve African states that belong to the French Community solemnly marched up the steps of the Elysee Palace to the accompaniment, of ruffles and nourishes from the silver-helmeted Garde Republi-caine. When they finally marched down again, the Ivory Coast's Premier Felix Houphouet-Boigny beamingly announced: "We are unanimous in approving and supporting President de Gaulle in his Algerian policy as he has revealed it to us." Appetite whetted by such entrancing tidbits, all France waited this week for Charles de Gaulle to disclose his new...

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