The French North African Crisis: Colonial Breakdown and Anglo-French Relations, 1945–62

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Sep 8, 2000 - History - 287 pages
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The French North African Crisis analyses the postwar breakdown in French imperial rule in North West Africa, concentrating primarily upon the Algerian war of independence. The book highlights the human tragedy involved and the divisive consequences within French metropolitan politics of intractable colonial conflict. It further examines how far the protracted crisis of colonial control in North Africa shaped French foreign and security policy and this impacted upon Anglo-French relations, the western alliance and the wider process of decolonization.

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MARTIN THOMAS is Reader in International History at the University of the West of England. His previous books are Britain, France and Appeasement: Anglo-French Relations in the Popular Front Era (1996) and The French Empire at War, 1940-45 (1998).