In Algeria a cabal of French generals tried to overthrow Charles de Gaulle's government

Bimberg, Edward L.
September 2005
Military History;Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p18
Focuses on the problems faced by former President Charles de Gaulle in ruling French colony Algeria. Action taken by the French government in response to a guerrilla war launched by the Muslim Algerian nationalists against European settlers; Appointment of the Compagnies Républicaine de Sécurité and the 1st Régiment Étranger Parachutiste to respond to barricades set up by the settlers' militia; Factors that contributed to the failure of an attempted coup in the colony.


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