World: The Losing Game

Fearing rejection by French voters in their homeland this week (see above), the European terrorists of the Secret Army Organization tried to minimize its effect in advance. They had long boasted that, except for a few rebels, their Moslem "brothers" in Algeria really were as determined to stay French as they themselves were. They tried desperately to prove their point by moving out of their two city strongholds of Algiers and Oran and gaining a foothold in the Moslem countryside.

Private Regiment. The area was chosen with special care: the grasslands at the foot of Ouarsenis mountains, 100 miles west of Algiers....

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