FRANCE: Lieutenant in Algeria

Olivier Dubos was no more eager than any other young French reservist to be called back to the service and sent to Algeria. A towering, 35-year-old reserve lieutenant who held the Croix de guerre for World War II gallantry, Lieut. Dubos was bitterly resentful a year and a half ago when his call-up separated him from his wife, his three children, and a well-paid bank job in Paris. But the massacre of 302 Moslem villagers by the rebel Front de Libération Nationale in the isolated hamlet of Kasba Mechta (TIME, June 10, 1957) changed his mind. As the first...

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