TUNISIA: With Bombs & Bullets

Goaded by the frustration of a war it can neither win nor end, France lost its head, and the result was a murderous display of the kind of ruthless brutality that the West commonly ascribes these days only to Communism.

It was market day, and the streets of Sakiet-Sidi-Youssef, a Tunisian village only 700 yards from the Algerian border, were thronged. Shortly before noon, a flight of 25 French military aircraft—mostly U.S.-made fighters and light bombers—swept over the border. In precise military formation, they bombed the town, strafed the streets with machine-gun...

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