PETER FROST looks back to 1961 at another act of bloodshed on the streets of France’s capital.
THERE can be no excuse for the brutal acts of terrorism in Paris recently.
Watching the recent TV coverage and reading the papers I kept coming across the phrase “this is the worst atrocity in France since WWII.” Sadly that simply isn’t true.
Let me take you back to October 1961. President Charles de Gaulle was working hard to establish his and France’s pre-eminent position in what was then called the Common Market, a predecessor of the EU founded in 1957.
Britain wouldn’t join until 1973.
The French industrial working class was led by a powerful Communist Party that had earned its reputation and support as the most…
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