has I taken place in the French Press in the last two months with regard to Great Britain was reflected in an editorial published by the Royalist newspaper L'Action Francaise. writes the New York Herald Tribune's correspondent from Vichy.
Britain's resistance to Nazi air assaults drew this reluctant 4ribute from Cherie Maurras, editor of the newspaper: " Despite the terrible experience revealed by the new form of war, and although the security born of the feelings that the islands were protected by a maritime barrier which could not be crossed has totally disappeared, nevertheless. Britain's morale doesn't seem to have weakened up to now. As tested metal, the old British tenacity resists the ordeal."
L'Action Francaise declared, however, " If the courage and firmness of Great Britain merit our esteem and admiration, her political judgment does not."
The newspaper ridiculed British efforts " to placate Moscow, which answers with scarcely dissimulated scorn," and the British efforts to restore the status quo in Central Europe by restoration of Czechoslovakia.
Two months ago, newspapers like L'Action Francaise were predicting the speedy downfall of Britain before Hitler's armies,