Algeria: Eighth Year of War

All Saints' Day dawned cloudy and rainy last week in Algeria. In the cities, Moslems gathered by the thousands around the green-white-red banners of the rebel F.L.N. From rooftops and balconies, on foot and horseback, Moslem women encouraged the demonstrators with the traditional high-pitched chant of "Yu! Yu! Yu!" The demonstrations were in honor of Nov. 1, 1954, the date on which the F.L.N. rebellion began with scores of attacks across Algeria.

Since then, the war has been fought with increasing bitterness and savagery on both sides—F.L.N. bombings, assassinations and ambushes matched by French air raids, prison camps and executions. The...

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