FRANCE: Revenge

Young French Airman Jean-Louis Tournier, like a character out of Dumas, lived only for revenge—revenge for an indignity practiced upon him in a New York bar two years ago when a group of G.I.s got friendly with him, went along with him to his hotel room, and disappeared with all his possessions. Jean-Louis Tournier, having returned from his U.S. Air Force training, conceived a neat way to get even.

He began to haunt the bars of Montmartre searching for American soldiers. Finding one, he would strike up a conversation in excellent English....

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