Hot Night In Oran

captive of algerian rebels

The illustration above is from a story in the June 1961 Adam magazine about being held captive by Algerian rebels:

I had Just started wriggling my way on my backside toward the woman when a sharp stab of light flashed on. For a few seconds I was completely blinded by the brilliance of the incandescent bulb burning in the ceiling. I had another three or four seconds to take in my surroundings before the door immediately to my left opened outwards and two men I recognised at once as Algerians entered.

The one in front moved to the woman. I saw that she was maybe 25 years or so, a blonde who would have been very good looking except for the dirt and partly dried blood on her face…

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