Foreign News: Small Signs

North Africa's jail doors creaked open last week for 1,300 political prisoners. Men of 28 different nationalities were freed—Czechs, Russians, Poles, De Gaullist Frenchmen and other allies of the United Nations. Still jailed were more than 5,000; their release was promised within two months.

There were other small signs that U.S. and British pressure was slowly improving the complexion of General Henri Honoré Giraud's North African Government:

> Ex-Vichyite Marcel Peyrouton, Governor General of Algeria, promised to reestablish and share authority with Algeria's Superior Council of 60 members—29 appointed, 31 elected. Peyrouton...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!