Observer archive: the Algerian war, 13 January 1962

12 January 2019 @19:00 | The Guardian
Two months before the end of the conflict between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN), that started in 1954 and led to Algeria gaining its independence, photographer Stuart Heydinger gets attacked in Oran, from where William Millinship reports. While terrorists continue to kill over 100 people a week in the streets of Algeria’s main cities, French high officials sit in their heavily protected offices surrounded by a hostile European population, weighing their chances of maintaining even a semblance of public order. continue...
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