The Algerian War 1954-62 by Martin WindrowThe Algerian War 1954-62 by Martin Windrow

The Algerian War 1954-62

byMartin WindrowIllustratorMike Chappell

Paperback | November 15, 1997

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It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten years later. It brought France to the very verge of military coup d'etat; it destroyed thousands of careers; bitterly divided the French military and political classes for a generation; and sent hundreds of thousands of European settler families into often ruinous exile. This title details the history, organisation, equipment and uniforms of the forces involved in the Algerian War (1954-1962).
Martin Windrow is series editor at Osprey and an authority on the post-war French army, particularly the Foreign Legion. He is the author of the very successful Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945 and Men-at-Arms 322: The French War in Indochina 1946-54.
Title:The Algerian War 1954-62Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.89 × 7.22 × 0.13 inPublished:November 15, 1997Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855326582

ISBN - 13:9781855326583

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Table of Contents

The Background · Summary of Main Events · The Army of National Liberation · The French Army in Algeria · Select Bibliography · The States

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In the mid-1950's to early 1960's this war dominated the European press and was comparable in impact to the Vietnam War. France was divided politically, as governments rose and fell regularly. This book is a look at the technological might of postwar France versus a strong urban guerrilla movement.