MOROCCO: Death at Caf

New Resident General Gilbert Grandval, sent from Paris to bring peace and a fair deal to restive Moroccans, acted like a man with no time to lose. The minute his plane stopped at Casablanca's airstrip, he jumped down from the plane, too impatient to wait until the ramp was shoved into place. In his first week, he fired nine of the protectorate's top French officials, "for essentially psychological reasons"; they were competent, he explained, but identified with the old, unpopular order. To Moroccan cheers, he declared a general amnesty for Bastille Day, freeing 77 political prisoners and closing the internment...

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