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50 years of Algerian independence

On July 5, 1962 Algeria became independent from France. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence. In this video, Martin Evans, author of Algeria: France’s Undeclared War, talks about the complexities of Algerian colonial history and the country’s fight for independence.

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Martin Evans is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Portsmouth and author of Algeria: France’s Undeclared War. You can read more by Professor Evans here and here.

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