FRANCE: Lions or Bullets?

Now that the ex-Sultan of Morocco was en route to exile in Tahiti with his wives and a streamlined harem, it was open season on his past in the French press. The government had deposed him for his anti-French activities and his flirtation with Moroccan nationalists. First came stories showing how he had played with the Nazis during the war. Last week France-Soir, the largest daily in Paris (circ. 955,600) broke an exposé of Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef as a "bloody, sadistic Bluebeard." Among France-Soir's sensational charges:

¶ Seven palace servants, accused of...

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