The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French republic's official admission in 1999 that what happened in Algeria was indeed a war.
'This work is a very useful companion for students of the Algerian War. While it is not and does not set out to be, an overall history, different contributors throw instructive light on significant aspects of the conflict. The work also includes a very full chronology of the war...the work forms a valuable and readable addition to the Algerian war shelf in university and military libraries.' - Journal of Military History