FRANCE: Revolt in Algeria

Through the Paris censorship trickled news of a bloody insurrection in Algeria. Since May 8, fierce Kabyle tribesmen* had stabbed or beaten to death a hundred French officials and wealthy colons (landowners who exploit native farm labor) in the mountainous district of Little Kabylia. The Europeans had picked up their guns, banded together and held off the Kabyles as best they could until police and regular troops arrived.

The Colonial Government proclaimed martial law in Little Kabylia, sent out punitive columns of Foreign Legionnaires, Senegalese and Moroccan troops. Artillery and aircraft smashed native villages. The new Algerian nationalist party, Amis...

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