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Emma Wilson

: one has to watch and listen with every nerve alert; and at each subsequent viewing it undergoes a strange, enchanting sea-change, apparently altering shape physically as one penetrates further into its enveloping beauty and warmth’ (Milne 1964 : 71). Muriel is a film which plays on our nerves. Its subject, Algeria, is approached apparently more explicitly here for the first time in Resnais’s filmmaking. As Marie

in Alain Resnais
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The ‘revolutionary journées’ of 13 May 1958
Neil Macmaster

. There then followed a tense standoff between the army in Algeria and the new Paris government headed by Pierre Pflimlin, a three-week period during which civil war was a real possibility, until de Gaulle agreed to assume, once again, the role of ‘saviour of the nation’, and was voted into power by the National Assembly on 1 June.1 ‘13 May’ was one of the great turning points in modern French history, not only because it marked a key stage in the Algerian War, but more significantly the collapse of the Fourth Republic, de Gaulle’s return to power, and the beginnings of

in Burning the veil
Neil Macmaster

civilisation than the ‘bandits’ could ever offer. Algerian peasant women found themselves, as have women universally in so many theatres of war from Palestine to Vietnam, caught in the eye of the storm and in order to understand the difficulties facing the EMSI teams, their success or failure in winning over the inhabitants (see chapter 7), it is necessary first to take into account the context of insecurity, the accompanying and contradictory violence of the armed forces, with which they were inevitably associated. The historian faces little shortage of evidence, from

in Burning the veil
Neil Macmaster

11 The post-independence state and the conservative marginalisation of women This chapter examines first how it was that the structure of the ‘traditional’ extended family and its values, often referred to as ‘neopatriarchy’, was able to adapt in a dynamic way to the challenge of rapid social and economic change. This survival helps to explain why patterns of male domination remained so all-powerful and generalised within Algerian society, so that politically vulnerable post-independence governments preferred not to challenge the status quo on the position and

in Burning the veil
Claire Eldridge

of his fellow settlers as they bade farewell to their homes. Whether departing by boat or plane, their eyes lingered for as long as possible on ‘what was for us the most beautiful view in the world … right until the moment when, eyes burned by the sun, or full of tears, we had to lower our heads’.1 Such nostalgia-laden evocations of a painful ‘exile’ from the unique and irreplaceable land that was French Algeria are, today, widely regarded as the hallmark of the pied-noir community in France who are known for their vocal mobilisation in the fields of memory and

in From empire to exile
Samuel Zaoui’s Saint Denis bout du monde
Mireille Le Breton

Until recently, the literature portraying the chibanis’ lives in France told a story of marginalization, quasi-citizenship, exclusion, and of their identity slowly being erased over time (Ireland, 2011: 78).5 Nasser Djemaï refers to these people as ‘les Invisibles.’ They are voiceless, powerless, and isolated, dispossessed of their rightful belonging to a homeland, whether in Algeria or in France: ‘ces Chibanis qui ne sont plus d’aucun monde – Invisibles – ici en France, et dans leur pays d’origine’ (Djemaï, 2015) (chibanis no longer belong to either world – Invisible

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Vincent Joly

Algerian war Soudan had long been a ‘reservoir of soldiers’. During the Second World War, in the first, intensive recruitment drive between September 1939 and June 1940, 44,000 men were called up. Re-entry to the war in 1943 saw the recruitment of 21,000 soldiers (Joly 2006). Siding with the French proved costly. For example, around 7,000 Soudanese were taken prisoner by the Germans in 1940, of whom 1,500 died in captivity (ibid.). Moreover, there was scant reward for their sacrifice, such that at the end of the Second World War a number of serious incidents occurred in

in Francophone Africa at fifty
François Burgat

It was in Egypt that, between December 1989 and January 1993, I spent my first period at a French research institute abroad, at the Economic and Legal Documentation Center (CEDEJ) in Cairo. Masr, Umm al-dunya (the “mother of the world,” according to its Arabic nickname) was an especially important milestone in the development of my approach as a comparatist. The atmosphere in Cairo differed from that in Algeria. Algeria’s was of course more familiar, in that it was French speaking. Given the colonial past, it was often also more

in Understanding Political Islam
Martin Thomas

on Morocco and Algeria on 8 November 1942 was a great military success. Only thirty-six hours of fighting preceded a general cease-fire agreement between the invading forces and the Vichyite authorities in Algiers and Rabat. The political concessions made in order to secure this cessation of hostilities severely tested the relationship between Free France and the English

in The French empire at war 1940–45
The French army, African soldiers and military propaganda during the 1950s
Ruth Ginio

4 ‘Saving French West Africa’: the French army, African soldiers and military propaganda during the 1950s1 Ruth Ginio When the French Army, in the years following the Second World War, was sent to defend the Empire in Indochina, Madagascar, and Algeria, African soldiers recruited in French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française: AOF) fought sideby-side with French soldiers against the anti-colonial movements in these turbulent parts of the French Empire. Nevertheless, while each of these subjects – the decolonisation of the French Empire and the military

in Francophone Africa at fifty