MOROCCO: The Nightcomers

A DC-4 warmed up on the tarmac of Casablanca's airport. A fleet of black Citroëns prowled determinedly through the French quarters of Casablanca, Rabat, Meknés and Fez picking up passengers for the flight. All through the small hours one morning last week agents of Morocco's new secret police force knocked at door after door and curtly informed sleepy French colons to get dressed; they were to be expelled from Morocco immediately.

Before the roundup was over, a phone jangled furiously in the Rabat bedroom of André Dubois, France's tall, elegant Ambassador to Morocco. When Dubois picked up the receiver a Frenchman...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!