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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.

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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