France: Sympathy for Salan

The outcome of the trial stunned France. In the dimly lit courtroom of the Palais de Justice, ex-General Raoul Salan had openly accepted responsibility for armed rebellion against De Gaulle's government and for more than 400 documented killings committed by his Secret Army Organization in Algeria. His deputy in the S.A.O., ex-General Edmond Jouhaud, had already been condemned to death. Two days before the Salan trial ended, an official asked newly appointed Justice Minister Jean Foyer where Salan should be imprisoned if his life were spared; Foyer dismissed the question as an...

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