Life in Algiers, Algeria

Photo by Del Smith, 35th TCS Pilot, WWII

This is the Aletti hotel in Algiers. Captured is a microcosm of life in Algiers during WWII.

"The Aletti in those days (Spring of 1944) was a raffish, cloak-and-daggerish place, a center of the dubious gaieties of wartime, a hotbed--perhaps even a veritable hotbed--of intrigue, of espionage and counter-espionage." (Price Day, "The Spillway," Chapter 25)

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