NORTH AFRICA: Revolt of the Arabs

Syria and Lebanon were gone, so was Indo-China. Last week France was enmeshed in another colonial agony—this time nearer home.

Violence that came close to actual war fare blazed across French North Africa. In an 850-mile arc from Constantine in Algeria to Casablanca in Morocco, more than 800 were killed and thousands more wounded in a spreading, sporadic rebellion that brought the wrath of Islam close to the shores of Europe. The uprisings threatened to cut off France's vast colonies in equatorial Africa. More than 300 million Moslems were already feeling their...

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