FRANCE: The Barricades Trial

After two and a half years of almost unprecedented power, France's Charles de Gaulle was still struggling last week to bring peace to Algeria. Just what he was up against could be seen in Paris' ornate Palais de Justice where a nine-man military tribunal was trying 16 leaders of last January's European insurrection in Algiers in which 24 people died and 250 were wounded. As they reviewed the events leading up to the bloodshed, the defendants in the "barricades trial" unwittingly spotlighted the extent to which De Gaulle's hands have been tied by opposition to his policies in...

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