Algerian War

war between France and the Algerian independence movement from 1954 to 1962

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.

Algerian War
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Date1 November 1954 – 19 March 1962
Result French military victory[1][2]
FLN political victory
Independence of Algeria from France
France France Flag of Algeria.svg FLN

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

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 2.0 2.1 Irwin M. Wall, France, the United States, and the Algerian War, pp, 68–69. [2]