FRANCE: New Generalissimo

"Papist!" stormed leading French news-organs of the Left last week at brilliant, bowlegged little General Max Weygand. He is as good a Roman Catholic as was his patron Marshal Ferdinand Foch who used to speak of him as "Max, my spiritual son." Last week as the climax of a long and masterly campaign of military intrigue (TIME, Jan. 13, 1930), General Weygand forced out Marshal Pétain and assumed the office which carries with it supreme command of the French Army. This office has a highly technical title: "Vice President of the...

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