From the agitation on French Gen. Henri Aubert's face it was clearly evident a problem of major proportions had brought him to the newly established Paris offices of U.S. Navy R/Adm. Charles Pershall Plunkett. In charge of the military defense of the French capital, Gen Aubert was indeed confronted by a problem of perplexing disastrous proportion - a problem only the U.S. Navy could solve - if the stubborn French would allow them.
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THE NAVAL GUNS THAT SAVED PARIS