Foreign News: Man with a Cane

When dapper, high-strung Brigadier General Jacques Leclerc, commander of the French Second Armored Division, burst into Paris, he carried a cane. It was the same cane with which, when he fought the Axis in Africa, he used to draw sketches in the sand at military conferences.

The General is the man nobody knows.

Jacques Leclerc is a nom de guerre. His real name is still a secret (to protect his family from the Nazis). Quick-tempered, a stickler for efficiency, the General has no patience with fumbling aides. Last week, on the road to Paris, his nerves jumped raggedly.. At a press conference he...

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