"The affair surpasses anything that even the most fertile imagination could conceive," cried Paris' L'Intransigeant. "The truth is somewhere . . . but one begins to wonder if it will ever see the light of day."

All France seethed with indignant fascination last week as the arrest of one Communist-hunting policeman mush roomed into a major scandal involving high government servants, top state secrets and espionage. While Premier Pierre Mendès-France labored across the channel at the London Conference, a dizzying succession of arrests, disclosures and confessions revealed that vital secrets of France's National Defense Committee had methodically...

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