Algiers Putsch of 1961
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Algiers putsch (French: Putsch d'Alger or Coup d' tat d'Alger), also known as the Generals' putsch (Putsch des G n raux), was a failed coup d' tat to overthrow French President Charles De Gaulle (70) and establish an anti-communist military junta. Organised in French Algeria by retired French army generals Maurice Challe (55, former Commander-in-chief in French Algeria), Edmond Jouhaud (56, former Inspector General of the French Air Force), Andr Zeller (63, former Chief of staff of the French Ground Army) and Raoul Salan (61, former Commander-in-chief in French Algeria), it took place from the afternoon of 21 April to the 26 April 1961 in the midst of the Algerian War (1954-1962). The organisers of the putsch were opposed to the secret negotiations that French Prime Minister Michel Debr 's government had started with the anti-colonialist National Liberation Front (FLN).
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