ALGERIA: The Organizer

In Algiers 100,000 Gaullists poured into the streets to celebrate their triumph over Paris. There were searchlights making giant Vs for victory, flares shooting into the sky and bands playing. In the excitement, one man died of a heart attack, 40 fainted or were trampled under foot, and 100 children got lost. From the balcony of the Government General Building came incessant loudspeaker exhortations: "Let the torches through, please. . . . That's it . . . Bravo les torches."

Little noticed in the frenetic rejoicing—put on daily so that Algerians would not...

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