Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62

Experiences, Images, Testimonies

Authors: Alexander, Martin S., Evans, Martin, Keiger, John

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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.

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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

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The ‘War without a Name’, the French Army and the Algerians: Recovering Experiences, Images and Testimonies

    Alexander, Martin S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • From Indochina to Algeria: Counter-Insurgency Lessons

    Zervoudakis, Alexander J.

    Pages 43-60

  • Algeria and the ‘Official Mind’: the Impact of North Africa on French Colonial Policy South of the Sahara, 1944–58

    Shipway, Martin

    Pages 61-75

  • The Sahara and the Algerian War

    Frémeaux, Jacques

    Pages 76-87

  • From One Crisis to Another: the Morale of the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian War

    Michels, Eckard

    Pages 88-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Algerian War and the French Army, 1954-62
Book Subtitle
Experiences, Images, Testimonies
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50095-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230500952
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-77456-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41638-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
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