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Books: Ogre or Scapegoat?

LAVAL by Hubert Cole. 314 pages. Putnam. $5.95. Swart, frog-faced Pierre Laval had the look of a man born to play a horrid role. And in the popular Gallic...

FRANCE: That Flabby Hand, That Evil Lip

(See Cover) When Pierre Laval came back to power in Vichyfrance last week, the world felt in its bones that the war had taken some great new malevolent turn...

FRANCE: Devil's Advocate

Last week Pierre Laval came to judgment. With him came none of the dreadful pity, the sense of terrible duty that had been in every Frenchman's heart during...

Foreign News: Consignment by Laval

At 1943's beginning Pierre Laval promised 250,000 French workers to Germany. Reich Manpower Commissioner Fritz Sauckel demanded more. Laval's police and German...

FRANCE: Without Honor

Pierre Laval spent his last days in sackcloth in the death row of the Fresnes prison. He wrote farewell letters to his family, his lawyers. He chain-smoked. His...

FRANCE: What Is Honor?

After 90 days of sanctuary, Pierre Laval was "formally invited" by the hard-pressed Spanish Government to leave Spain. At Barcelona the haggard refugee and his...

Foreign News: Anesthesia in France

Pierre Laval had promised Adolf Hitler 350,000 skilled workers. Last week only some 50,000 French workers had arrived in Germany. Of these, a mere 15,000 were...

INTERNATIONAL: Man of the Year, 1931

(See front cover) On the last day of 1931, who loomed calm, masterful and popular as Man of the Year? "It has been a lean year for everyone," said Prime...

FRANCE: Laval Leaving

Impatient to handshake President Herbert Hoover, Premier Pierre Laval last week shoved ahead two days the sailing date of the French Line ship that will...

FRANCE: The Inqusition

Pierre Laval had to reach back into the Middle Ages to justify himself. Said he: "I am only applying to Jews the same treatment prescribed centuries ago [the...

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