FRANCE: No Hissing

Eleven German workmen entered Paris. They had been invited, yet no sooner had they arrived than shooting began. The Germans defended themselves, shot back with great accuracy. Three of their shots found a markĀ—the goal of a French workmen's soccer team. The German goal, at the other end of the field in the Buffalo Velodrome, came off unscathed. It was the first Franco-German sporting event (outside the Rhineland) since the Armistice. Said despatches: "Ten thousand Frenchmen cheered the winners. There was no hissing."


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