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War of the Algerian Independence [1954-1962]

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General Marcel Bigeard – hero or villain?

Corps General Marcel Bigeard was one of the most popular and controversial French soldiers. He was celebrated as a hero by Dien Bien Phu, but at the same time he was suspected of being involved in the torture of prisoners.

War in Algeria 1954-1962

This article focuses on the political side of the 1954-62 conflict in Algeria. It discusses the causes of the conflict and its course. I will discuss specific combat operations and tactics in a separate article devoted purely to this topic.

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