The Press: The French Press

In Algiers, as the Allied armies rolled on to Paris, General de Gaulle's Provisional Government took a major step toward the reconstruction of its shattered country. It adopted rules aimed to make the press of liberated France honest and responsible. In the U.S., meantime, France's fanned Journalist André Géraud ("Pertinax") published an authoritative book on his country's betrayers (The Gravediggers of France; Doubleday, Doran; $6) with an illuminating chapter on the notorious, cynical venality of the press in prewar France.

"At the hub of the wheel," reports Pertinax, "the Havas Agency handed out...

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