France and the Algerian War: strategy, operations and diplomacy

  title={France and the Algerian War: strategy, operations and diplomacy},
  author={M. S. Alexander and J. Keiger},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={1 - 32}
  • M. S. Alexander, J. Keiger
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • France's war in Algeria from 1954–62 has prompted new historical research and political polemics since 1992. Especially controversial has been an acknowledgement that torture was practised systematically, and the fact that French governments refused until 1999 to admit that Algeria was a real war, not just ‘a law and order problem’. Access to French archives, along with publication of memoirs and collections of letters by conscript troops, has permitted fresh social, cultural and literary… CONTINUE READING
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