Monday, May 2

Algerian War

Wikipedia - "The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution ... was a war between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France. An important decolonization war, it was a complex conflict characterized by guerrilla warfare, maquis fighting, and the use of torture by both sides. The conflict was also a civil war between loyalist Algerians supporting a French Algeria and their Algerian nationalist counterparts. ... Although the military campaigns greatly weakened the FLN militarily, with most prominent FLN leaders killed or arrested and terror attacks effectively stopped, the brutality of the methods employed failed to win hearts and minds in Algeria, alienated support in Metropolitan France and discredited French prestige abroad. ..."
Wikipedia (Video)
The Atlantic: A Chronology of the Algerian War of Independence
Algeria and War, 1954-62
History of Algerian Independence
YouTube: Charles De Gaulle and the Algerian War | 1954-1960 | Documentary on the Algerian War of Independence 26:15, Veterans: The French in Algeria 23:24, Al Jazeera Algeria Test of Power 1of2 An Authoritarian Era 49:12, Al Jazeera Algeria Test of Power 2of2 An Era of Tempests 47:12

2016 April: Algerian Chronicles - Albert Camus (2013)