Foreign News: De Gaulle's Day

General Charles de Gaulle had won Parisian hearts. He had also won a practically unchallenged right to rule France. His hour of triumph, ticked off by snipers' fire at him, was one for history. Eyewitnesses recorded it:

At 18 minutes past 3 on the afternoon of Saturday, August 26, General de Gaulle bent his tall, awkward body below the Arc de Triomphe and laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier two bunches of flame-colored gladioli. The flame at the tomb still burned. De Gaulle laid a Cross of Lorraine, fashioned of white roses, beside the gladioli, and stood at attention while...

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