France: To the Guillotine

A chill rain whipped Rue Desfontaines at noon one day last week as a carload of plainclothes police pulled up at No. 25. The six-story building was barely distinguishable from dozens of other new, white apartment houses in the middle-class European quarter of Algiers—even to the crudely painted SALAN across one wall. But the plainclothesmen had made no mistake. Minutes later, they were inside a three-room, ground-floor apartment, their service revolvers leveled at ex-General Raoul Salan. In the heart of the city where his men boasted of being "as safe as fish in the sea," almost one year...

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