World: The First Warm Day

Police with submachine guns were on the roof of the Palais de Justice, at the doors, and inside the dim-lit gilt and paneled courtroom. On the dais sat a nine-man tribunal consisting of three French generals, three magistrates, two civilians and an admiral. In the dock last week appeared bullnecked, tough Edmond Jouhaud. 57. a former general who served as air force chief of staff, most recently No. 2 chieftain of the Secret Army Organization in Algeria, where last month he was ignominiously arrested without a fight.

No Regrets. Jouhaud was already condemned to...

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