France: Bombs v. the Press

France-Soir, the largest evening newspaper in Paris (circ. 1,380,000), last week was the latest victim of the Secret Army Organization. Under tough, brilliant Editor Pierre Lazareff, 54, France-Soir has doggedly called for strong government action against the S.A.O., whose double aim of overthrowing De Gaulle and keeping Algeria French has resulted in hundreds of bomb explosions.

In August a plastic bomb was detonated at Lazareff's country home in St. Cloud. Other bombs have wrecked the apartments of three France-Soir reporters. Last week the S.A.O. struck again in the huge rabbit warren of a building on Paris' Rue Réaumur, where France-Soir is...

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