ALGERIA: Helping Hands

Like giant locusts, the helicopters settled on the peaks of the Aurès Mountains, unloaded their cargo of French paratroopers. In the narrow valleys below, French infantry sweated and scrambled their way up the rocky slopes. Trapped between land and air, units of the rebel F.L.N. fought to the death or fled into the surrounding oak and pine forests. A French communiqué tersely announced that 300 rebels were slain.

Triumphant Return. Thus last week the war that has lasted six years in Algeria raged on. The French, as they have all along, claimed they were winning. They say that there are...

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