FRANCE: Broken Link

The French army brought De Gaulle to power largely because many officers thought he could end the war in Algeria and keep Algeria French. But De Gaulle has not ended the war, and though he systematically dispersed officers who later defied his authority in Algeria, he has not been able to quiet their doubts over his pledge to let the Algerians themselves decide Algeria's future.

In the famous "May 13" army-settler revolt in Algiers two years ago, sad-eyed General Raoul Salan, army commander in Algeria, was the first to cry "Vive De Gaulle" to the unruly crowd from his Algiers...

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