FRANCE: Army of Liberation

On the shores of North Africa a French army of liberation is being forged. By the end of the year it may number 400,000 men, more than half black-skinned and all trained for mobile, offensive war. In this army many have a stake: the British and Americans who are giving it equipment; the French factions who see it as the dominant factor in the new France; the people of the homeland who look to it for deliverance.

The shape and allegiance of the army of liberation was the crucial problem last week in...

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