Foreign News: Reconquering An Empire

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From Brazzaville, his capital in French Equatorial Africa, General Charles de Gaulle flew to Lebanon and Syria last week to congratulate his victorious troops. Resplendent in uniform, accompanied by his field general, Georges Catroux, Free Frenchman De Gaulle made a ceremonial entry into a Beirut decorated with many a Cross of Lorraine. In the street De

Gaulle stopped his motorcade, stepped out of his car and gravely saluted the Lebanese flag. At this gesture the Lebanese went wild, broke the police cordon surrounding the generals' car, flocked around De Gaulle cheering....

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