Alexander, MS, Evans, M and Keiger, JFV 2002, The Algerian war and the French army 1954-62: experiences, images, testimonies , Palgrave Macmillan.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Additional Information:||DOI: 10.1057/9780230500952|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DC France
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Memory, Text and Place
|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2009 15:20|
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