FRANCE: A Chance for Algeria

Vichy is the place where Frenchmen take the waters by day, and by night listen to speeches designed to soothe their pride as exponents of the glory of France and its civilizing mission. Many are colonists from North Africa, and last week they packed the Hall of Spectacles, confident of hearing a soothing speech from Marshal Alphonse Juin.

As postwar army chief of staff, Juin ordered the repression of the first big Algerian rebellion in 1945 with a ruthless vigor that the French colonists still remember with admiration and the Algerians with bitterness. As Governor General of Morocco, his remedy...

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