To the Algiers Consultative Assembly, General Charles de Gaulle spoke confident, defiant words: "France need not worry about what is said beyond her frontiers. You need only to consider the nation's will . . . not sermons from outsiders."
The Algiers Liberation Committee swiftly:
¶ Named General de Gaulle Chief of all French Armed Forces.
¶ Abolished General Henri Giraud's post of Commander in Chief and gave him the lesser job of Inspector General of French Armed Forces.
¶ Broadened the National Committee's base and upped its membership to 21 by including Communists Fernand Grenier and Francois Billoux, Moderate...