Foreign News: The Case Rests

The mystery of France's big, beloved old General Henri Honoré Giraud was no longer a mystery. When the 63-year-old general said he had escaped from Germany's Königstein fortress-prison by letting his ponderous body down 60 feet of self-made rope (TIME, May 11), the out-side world raised an eyebrow, suspected that Germany might have some use for a great French hero of both World Wars.

The sexagenarian general's rope trick was, however, no illusion. He wanted to help France. But when he reached Vichy he found a France quite unlike anything he had...

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