Guy Mollet’s third way: national rnewal and the French civilising mission in Algeria

Martin Evans

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In the early hours of 1 November 1954, small groups of armed men carried out a series of coordinated attacks across Algeria. Many of the incidents took place in the bleak mountainous Aurès region in the southeast of the country, a region with a long established tradition of the rejection of French rule. As well as assassinations and sabotage, police outposts were targeted and tracts distributed within which a hitherto unknown group—the National Liberation Front (FLN)—called for the end of French rule and the establishment of an independent Algerian state. Eight in total were killed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalFrench History and Civilisation
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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