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    From one crisis to another: the morale of the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian War

    Michels, Eckard (2002) From one crisis to another: the morale of the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian War. In: Alexander, M.S. and Evans, M. and Keiger, J. (eds.) The Algerian War and the French Army 1954-1962: Experiences, Images, Testimonies. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, pp. 88-100. ISBN 9780230500952.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. At times horribly savage, it was an undeclared war in the sense that no formal declaration of hostilities was ever made. Bringing to an end one hundred and thirty two 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.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 13:06
    Last Modified: 14 May 2018 13:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/22418

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