FRANCE: Mighty Dead

The militant glory of France may be summed up, today, in a pyramid of six great names:


Petain Lyautey

Joffre Franchet d'Esperey Fayolle

These heroes of the War, and these alone, received the gold-starred baton of a Marshal of France.

Last fortnight the right-hand cornerstone of the pyramid of names, Fayolle, was knocked out by Death (TIME, Sept. 3).

Last week the dead Marshal, Marie Emile Fayolle, 76, was interred at Paris with greater pomp than has been accorded any Frenchman since the Unknown Soldier was laid beneath the Arc de Triomphe.

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