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Algerian War 1954-62, The

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Algerian War 1954-62, The
by Osprey
Author: Martin Windrow
Publish Year: 1997
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 7.25x9.75x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148721987
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA312
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA312


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, organization, equipment and uniforms of the forces involved.