REVIEW ✓ Algeria: France's Undeclared War (Making of the Modern World)

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REVIEW ✓ Algeria: France's Undeclared War (Making of the Modern World) ê ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Algeria: France's Undeclared War (Making of the Modern World) Author Martin Evans – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Invaded in 1830 populated by one million settlers who co existed uneasily with nine milliOnflictInvaded in populated by one million settlers who co existed uneasily with nine million Arabs and Berbers Algeria was different from other French colonies because it was administered as an integral part of France in theory no different from Normandy or Brittany The depth and scale of the colonization process explains why the Algerian War of to was one of the longest and most violent of the decolonization strugglesAn undeclared war in the sense that there was no formal beginning of hostilities the conflict produced huge tensions that brought down four governments ended the Fourth Republic in and mired the French army in accusations of torture and mass human rights abuses In carefully re examining the origins and conseuences of the conflict Martin Evans argues that it was the Socialist led Republican Front in power from January until May which was the defining moment in the warrather than the later administration under De Gaulle Predicated on the belief in the universal civilizing mission of the Fourth Republic coupled with the conviction that Algerian nationalism was feudal and religiously fanatical in character the Republican Front dramatically intensified the war in thespring of Drawing upon previously classified archival sources as well as new oral testimonies Frances Undeclared War is the first major English language history of the Algerian conflict in a generation Throughout Martin Evans underlines the ultimately irreconcilable conflict of values between the Republican Front and Algerian nationalism explaining how this clash produced patterns of thought and action such as the institutionalization of torture and the raising of pro French Muslimmilitias which tragically polarized choices and framed all stages of the conflict. Have travelled in Middle East but not Algeria Curious as to why tourists shouldn't go there so wanted a good history of Algeria This was it though hard going at times France does have a lot to answer for

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Invaded in populated by one million settlers who co existed uneasily with nine million Arabs and Berbers Algeria was different from other French colonies because it was administered as an integral part of France in theory no different from Normandy or Brittany The depth and scale of the colonization process explains why the Algerian War of to was one of the longest and most violent of the decolonization strugglesAn undeclared war in the sense that there was no formal beginning Algeria France's PDF of hostilities the conflict produced huge tensions that brought down four governments ended the Fourth Republic in and mired the French army in accusations of torture and mass human rights abuses In carefully re examining the origins and conseuences of the conflict Martin Evans argues that it was the Socialist led Republican Front in power from January until May which was the defining moment in the warrather than the later administration under De Gaulle Predicated on the belief in the universal civilizing mission of the Fourth Republic coupled with the conviction that Algerian nationalism was feudal and religiously fanatical in character the Republican Front dramatically intensified the war in thespring of Drawing upon previously classified archival sources as well as new oral testimonies Frances Undeclared War is the first major English language history of the Algerian conflict in a generation Throughout Martin Evans underlines the ultimately irreconcilable conflict of values between the Republican Front and Algerian nationalism explaining how this clash produced patterns of thought and action such as the institutionalization of torture and the raising of pro French Muslimmilitias which tragically polarized choices and framed all stages o. This is an excellent summary of a brutal conflict France had suffered after WW1 and WW2 and faced the inevitability of loss of face as her Empire was dismantled IndoChina Tunisia and Morocco in uick succession meant many politicians and military men wanted to keep Algeria where there was a large white French population that ran the colony to their own ends It turned into a bloodbath when many deaths the result of factional violence on the Muslim sideDe Gaulle retreated from Algeria giving that new country a bloody birth Many white Algerians moved to mainland France as well as a lot of Muslims who wanted away from the violenceThe conseuences of this movement of populations is still one that France faces on a daily basis

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Algeria France's Undeclared War Making of the Modern WorldF the conflictInvaded in populated by one million settlers who co existed uneasily with nine million Arabs and Berbers Algeria was different from other French colonies because it was administered as an integral part of France in theory no different from Normandy or Brittany The depth and scale of the colonization process explains why the Algerian War of to was one of the longest and most violent of the decolonization strugglesAn undeclared war in the sense that there was no formal beginning of hostilities the conflict produced huge tensions that brought down four governments ended the Fourth Republic in and mired the French army in accusations of torture and mass human rights abuses In carefully re examining the origins and conseuences of the conflict Martin Evans argues that it was the Socialist led Republican Front in power from January until May which was the defining moment in the warrather than the later administration under De Gaulle Predicated on the belief in the universal civilizing mission of the Fourth Republic coupled with the conviction that Algerian nationalism was feudal and religiously fanatical in character the Republican Front dramatically intensified the war in thespring of Drawing upon previously classified archival sources as well as new oral testimonies Frances Undeclared War is the first major English language history of the Algerian conflict in a generation Throughout Martin Evans underlines the ultimately irreconcilable conflict of values between the Republican Front and Algerian nationalism explaining how this clash produced patterns of thought and action such as the institutionalization of torture and the raising of pro French Muslimmilitias which tragically polarized choices and framed all stages of the c. In clear prose and without losing sight of what matters this history of the Algeria war for independence lays out the facts and weaves together the stories on both sides clearly and without favouring faction over the other unlike others I've read which seem to think the French were some kind of benevolent masters There's no winners here just losers and we see the legacy today uite clearly Highly recommended