France: Duck with De Gaulle

For the first time since Charles de Gaulle brusquely vetoed British membership in the Common Market two years ago, the master of the Elysée Palace and the occupant of No. 10 Downing Street sat down last weekend in Paris for two days of official talks. Things went surprisingly well, though a mismatch of menus laid canard Rouen on Guest Harold Wilson's plate for both lunch and dinner one day, first at the Elysée and then at the Quai d'Orsay. Unruffled, Wilson declared the conversations "outspoken, robust and constructive," and a smiling De Gaulle let it be known on his...

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