FRANCE: Trouble Under the Sun

The temperature rose to 122° in Tunisia one day last week. The political temperature in French North Africa went even higher:

¶ In Algeria, a Foreign Legion column of six trucks, a jeep and an ambulance was ambushed by rebels high in the Aures Mountains. When the rebels finally withdrew, leaving 15 dead behind them, 24 Legionnaires lay dead and 14 wounded—the heaviest losses the French have suffered since the Algerian troubles began last fall.

¶ In Morocco, new French Resident General Gilbert Grandval made his ceremonial visit to Meknes, which has hitherto been the most tranquil of Morocco's major cities....

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