Foreign News: Generals, Bandits, Nuts

Two months ago the French Government suddenly was made to realize that the old French operettas were right: Corsica is full of bandits. The immediate occasion was when a grizzled bandit chief named Caviglioli raided the new hotels at Guagno les Bains, Corsica's latest resort, and shot dead a garage keeper from Ajaccio who had popped his head, cuckoo-clock wise, out of his window and shrilled for help (TIME, Sept. 7).

Moving ponderously to avenge the cuckoo of Ajaccio, a force of 800 blue-clad, blue-capped gendarmes landed from the...

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