We were all kept well aware of what was going on in Algeria and Indochina. I know some will belittle the Stars & Strips but it did a good job of keeping up with such news.
I well remember how some of the French civilians working on our base were so upset upon hearing that a FFL unit was being assigned to a post just outside of Verdun.
In spite of what some posters here so vehemently declare, Legionaires did show up in Verdun and caused a great deal of trouble.
In Jan 1962, I was a Personnel Actions Specialist assigned to the 246th Signal Company in Maginot Kaserene, Verdun, France
I am not trying to start or even continue a fight on the subject. I know what I saw, heard and otherwise experienced.