France: The Time of the Killers

The slaughter went on day after day in Algeria. At Oran, Europeans machine-gunned a grocery, killing three Moslems; retaliating, Moslems ambushed a car, killing four Europeans. In Bōne, Europeans placed flowers at the spot where a 16-year-old boy had been killed while putting up S.A.O. posters. As the week's toll climbed from 20 to 30 to 40, the authorities advanced the curfew from 9 o'clock to 7, rushed police and troop reinforcements to Algiers. French police claimed to have arrested 106 European "extremists," including five "killers." A police raid on a...

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