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Algerian War

war between France and the Algerian independence movement from 1954 to 1962
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The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution (Arabic: الثورة الجزائريةAl-thawra Al-Jazaa'iriyya; Berber languages: Tagrawla Tadzayrit; French: Guerre d'Algérie or Révolution algérienne) was fought between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front (French: Front de Libération Nationale – FLN) from 1954 to 1962.

This war led to Algeria gaining its independence from France. Many saw it as a guerrilla warfare and was known for the use of torture.[1][2] The war took place mainly on the territory of Algeria.

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  1. Keith Brannum, University of North Carolina Asheville, The Victory Without Laurels: The French Military Tragedy in Algeria(1954–1962) [1] Archived 2014-10-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Irwin M. Wall, France, the United States, and the Algerian War, pp, 68–69. [2]