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 title details the history, organisation, equipment and uniforms of the forces involved in the Algerian War (1954-1962).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855326583
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,460,970
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

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