France: Nights of Doubt

For the Moslems of Algeria, as for their brethren elsewhere in Islam, it was Leilat-echek, or the Night of Doubt, when the faithful traditionally scan the sky for the appearance of the moon that marks the beginning of the holy month, Ramadan. It was also the time Charles de Gaulle had chosen for his latest broadcast report on the Algerian situation, and he sounded as if, for him, the night held no doubts whatever: peace with the Moslems of Algeria would soon be concluded, he insisted, and the terrorist Secret Army Organization...

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