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Title The Algerian war and the French army, 1954-62 : experiences, images, testimonies / edited by Martin S. Alexander, Martin Evans, J.F.V. Keiger.

Published New York : Palgrave, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  965.046 ALGE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 269 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Based in part on papers presented at a conference held at Stanford University, 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 'War without a Name', the French Army and the Algerians: Recovering Experiences, Images and Testimonies / Martin S. Alexander, Martin Evans, J. F. V. Keiger 1 -- Part I Experiences -- 2 From Indochina to Algeria: Counter-Insurgency Lessons / Alexander J. Zervoudakis 43 -- 3 Algeria and the 'Official Mind': the Impact of North Africa on French Colonial Policy South of the Sahara, 1944-58 / Martin Shipway 61 -- 4 Sahara and the Algerian War / Jacques Fremeaux 76 -- 5 From One Crisis to Another: the Morale of the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian War / Eckard Michels 88 -- 6 War Culture of French Combatants in the Algerian Conflict / Jean-Charles Jauffret 101 -- 7 Harkis: the Experience and Memory of France's Muslim Auxiliaries / Martin Evans 117 -- Part II Images -- 8 Anglo-Saxon Literary and Filmic Representations of the French Army in Algeria / Philip Dine 137 -- 9 Image of the French Army in the Cinematic Representation of the Algerian War: the Revolutionary Politics of The Battle of Algiers / Hugh Roberts 152 -- 10 Algerian War through the Prism of Anglo-Saxon Literature, 1954-66 / Michael Brett 164 -- 11 Le Monde's Coverage of the Army and Civil Liberties during the Algerian War, 1954-58 / Mohammed Khane 174 -- 12 Psychological Propaganda during the Algerian War - Based on a Study of French Army Pamphlets / Nacera Aggoun 193 -- 13 Remembering the Algerian War: Memory/ies and Identity/ies in Techine's Les Roseaux Sauvages / Brigitte Rollet 200 -- 14 Children of the Occupation and Colonial Ideology / Bernard W. Sigg 211 -- Part III Witness Testimonies -- 15 Officer Corps Veterans 225 -- 16 Anti-War Activists 243 -- Appendix Algerian War Witnesses - Biographical Details 261.
Summary The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. Bringing to an end 132 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.
Other author Alexander, Martin S.
Evans, Martin, 1964-
Keiger, John F. V.
Subject France. Armée -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 -- Congresses.
ISBN 0333774566