Algeria-Can France Hold On?

Legum, Colin
April 1956
New Republic;4/9/56, Vol. 134 Issue 15, p9
The article focuses on the political conflict between France and Algeria. The author states that as allies of the French, the U.S. and Great Britain have a direct and apprehensive interest in the struggle between France and Algerians demanding full independence. But the concern of France is immediate and tragic. A key point to French leaders is that Algeria is the "archway" linking metropolitan France to its vast West African territories. If North Africa should be lost, France then might well lose Black Africa too. In her efforts to reach some settlement of Algerian demands, France has now received assurances of support from the U.S.


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