Deval, and indeed France, were all too gladdened by the intransigence of Dey who refused to apologize for hitting Deval. But in the centuries after this episode, the Algerians called their protector cannon Baba Merzoug (Marzoug). The metaphor was every bit as intentional as Baba Merzoug had been a symbol in its former home. And in what has been a painful rapprochement between the two countries over the last few decades, Algeria has not sought to make topical its desire to see Baba Merzoug returned. It would seem hope among Algerians for the return of Baba Merzoug is well-founded.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2021 14:56 UTC