The Algerian War 1954-62

The Algerian War 1954-62

by Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell
     
 

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It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten years later. It brought France to the very verge of military coup d'etat; it destroyed thousands of careers; bitterly divided the French military and

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It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten years later. It brought France to the very verge of military coup d'etat; it destroyed thousands of careers; bitterly divided the French military and political classes for a generation; and sent hundreds of thousands of European settler families into often ruinous exile. This book details the history, organisation, equipment and uniforms of the forces involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472804495
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2013
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #312
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
867,766
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Martin Windrow is series editor at Osprey and an authority on the post-war French army, particularly the Foreign Legion. He is the author of the very successful Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945 and Men-at-Arms 322: The French War in Indochina 1946–54.

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