Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 November 2011

494 Pages | 40 black and white illustrations, 13 maps, 1 table


ISBN: 9780192803504

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France's Undeclared War

Martin Evans

Making of the Modern World

  • Traces the origins of the Algerian war from the initial French invasion in 1830
  • Looks at the war both on the ground in Algeria and how developments in France affected the course of the war
  • Re-examines the war to argue that it was the Socialist led Republican front of 1956-7 which represents the defining moment in the war
  • Draws upon both previously classified archival sources as well as new oral testimony to highlight the clash of values between the Republican Front in France and Algerian nationalism