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Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62: Experiences, Images, Testimonies
     

Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62: Experiences, Images, Testimonies

by M. Alexander (Editor), M. Evans (Editor), J. Keiger (Editor)
 

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The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. At times horribly savage, it was an undeclared war in the sense that no formal declaration of hostilities was ever made. Bringing to an end one hundred and thirty two years of French rule, the Algerian struggle caused the fall of six French prime ministers, the collapse of

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The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. At times horribly savage, it was an undeclared war in the sense that no formal declaration of hostilities was ever made. Bringing to an end one hundred and thirty two years of French rule, the Algerian struggle caused the fall of six French prime ministers, the collapse of the Fourth Republic and expulsion of one million French settlers. This volume, bringing together leading experts in the field, focuses on one of the key actors in the drama - the French army. They show that the Algerian War was just as much about conflicts of ideas, beliefs and loyalties as it was about simple military operations. In this way, the collection goes beyond polemic and recrimination to explore the many and varied nuances of what was one of the historically most important of the grand style colonial wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333774564
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/21/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

NACÉRA AGGOUN Member of the Institut Maghreb-Europe, Paris
MICHAEL BRETT Reader in History of North Africa, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
PHILIP DINE Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
JACQUES FRÉMEAUX Professor of Contemporary History, University of Paris IV, Sorbonne
JEAN-CHARLES JAUFFRET Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Aix-en-Provence
MOHAMED KHANE Teacher of French Civilization
ECKARD MICHELS Lecturer in German Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London
HUGH ROBERTS Senior Fellow, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
BRIGITTE ROLLET Specialist on French Film, Discourse and Culture
MARTIN SHIPWAY Lecturer in French Studies, Birkbeck College, London
BERNARD SIGG Psychoanalyst
ALEXANDER J. ZERVOUDAKIS Department of War Studies, King's College, London

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