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African History: Algerian Revolution

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From A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

On 1 November 1954, hostilities broke out between the Christian colonists of French descent and Algerian Muslim nationalists who were organized into the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) under Ben Bella. Despite its initial inferiority, the brutality of the well-armed French and colonists' troops soon brought the FLN agrarian mass support. The FLN continued to rely on guerrilla attacks, which spread to Algiers in late 1956. . . Read more

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French Foreign Legion in Algeria, 1960

1954 Photograph

Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) revolt, November 1, 1954


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