From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes

Gen. de Gaulle president of the French provisional government, in a radio talk last night promised that Sunday’s municipal elections will be followed as soon as possible after the end of hostilities with a national election.

When the war prisoners and forced laborers have returned and most of the soldiers have been demobilized, De Gaulle said the nation will go to the polls to vote for the leaders of the Fourth Republic.

Although warning that the battle for economic betterment will be as difficult as the battles at the front, De Gaulle declared that conditions are already improving and cited progress made in industry, commerce and agriculture.

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Charles de Gaulle with Prime Minister Winston Churchill

For Further Readings Check Out:

The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved

Free France’s Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle’s Greatest General

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