WESTERN EUROPE: The Lonely Dreamer

"I intended to assure France primacy in Western Europe . . . to persuade the states along the Rhine, the Alps and the Pyrenees to form a political, economic and strategic bloc; to establish this organization as one of the three world powers and, should it become necessary, as the arbiter between the Soviet and Anglo-American camps."

Such, according to his memoirs, was Charles de Gaulle's dream for France at the end of World War II. And for the last two months De Gaulle has been engaged in an all-out effort to make...

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