The French-Algerian War (1954-1962)


The Almost Forgotten War


The French-Algerian War was one of the most violent and controversial conflicts in international history. The war practically controlled European media almost as much as the Vietnam War would a mere ten years later, or the war in Iraq does today. The Algerian War had many unusual features. It was a three-sided physical, psychological, and moral conflict between the French government, the European colonists, and the Algerian nationalists, all pursuing different aims. Algeria and France were deeply scathed, and the French Army at the breaking point. It left the French Fourth Republic in shambles and destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives and careers, bringing the French military to the verge of coup d’etat. (ACIG JOURNAL)


Source: (Air Combat Information Group Journal)


France or Algeria?

The Algerian War


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Phillipville Massacre

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National Liberation Front (FLN)

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