Foreign News: NEW COMMANDER FOR INDO-CHINA

Named French commander in chief and commissioner general for Indo-China: General Paul Ely, 56, for the past ten months chief of staff of the French armed forces.

Cadet. Ely was born Dec. 17, 1897, in Salonika, Greece, son of a French civil servant. Fought as a foot soldier, then as a St. Cyr Military Academy cadet in World War I, winning the Croix de guerre with three citations. He was twice wounded. Graduated 2nd lieutenant from St. Cyr in 1919.

Staff Officer. Ely waited eleven years for his promotion to captain. In World War II, stayed on with the Vichy government after...

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