Paris, probable scene of forthcoming talks between Algerian Nationalist and de Gaulle government representatives which may herald an end to the bitter, snarled-up 5 1/2-year Algerian war.
one shot, Elysee Palace
four shots, Tunisian consulate
Two shots, Moroccan consulate
one shot, Tunisian Embassy
two shots, Ministry for Algerian affairs
three shots, Moroccan Embassy
four shots, Sante prison
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Background: Paris, probable scene of forthcoming talks between Algerian Nationalist and de Gaulle government representatives which may herald an end to the bitter, snarled-up 5 1/2-year Algerian war.
Elysee Palace, stage for the dramatically ill-fated Summit, would probably be the meeting place for final talks, if a solution could be found, but preliminary talks will not be held here or at the Premier's residence, Hotel du Matignon.
Meanwhile, diplomatic behind-scenes activity goes on at high pressure elsewhere in the capital - in the Embassies and Consulates of Tunisia and Morocco - Algeria's neighbours -, in France's Ministry of Algerian Affairs.
Symbolizing the tragic dilemma which may at any moment re-engulf France and Algeria is the Sante Prison. Pierre Lagaillarde lies imprisoned here. They incarcerated the idealist, right-wing young rebel leader of malcontent Algiers Europeans after the recent abortive anti de Gaulle, pro Algerie Francaise revolt in Algeria's turbulent capital city of split loyalties.
Nationalist Algeria's rebel "Government" - cagily not accepting France's offer of an airlift to Paris for their envoy, as yet unnamed, but saying he will be coming in the next few days, is Tunis-based. The Tunisian Embassy thus seems hot favourite among Parisian locations for the opening talks - the Algerian Representing France at the parley will be Mr. Roger Moris, Secretary General for Algerian Affairs.