AFGHANISTAN: Cannons after Prayer

Pretty, resourceful Mme Andrée Viollis was last week the first journalist to enter Afghanistan's freshly captured capital Kabul (TIME, Oct. 21). Her paper Le Petit Parisien had staked her to an airplane. With quick, appraising, bright French eyes she took the measure of the Conqueror, potent Nadir Khan, told how he rode through the streets on a prancing charger preceded by musicians, how his swart warriors danced and sang, how the people hailed him with shouts of "Liberator! Liberator!" Nadir had liberated Kabul from "The Usurper," rapacious Bandit-King Habibullah. But as the...

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