A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 :: Alistair Horne

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 :: Alistair Horne soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

London & Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Street plans; Black & white photographs; Maps; References;

From the cover: The Algerian War lasted nearly eight years almost twice as long as the Great War of 1914-18. Frances 130-year involvement in Algeria had started, ominously enough, with the toppling of the last Bourbon throne, and the War itself was to cause the fall of six French prime ministers and the collapse of the Fourth Republic itself. It came close to bringing down General de Gaulle and his Fifth Republic and twice to confronting Metropolitan France with the threat of civil war. It was one of the last and most historically important of the grand-style colonial wars and a war of peace in that no real declaration of hostilities was ever made. Equally, it was undeniably and horribly savage, bringing death to an estimated one million Muslim Algerians and expuls…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel, a decent copy otherwise.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 604 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Military History catalogue?


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