GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
November 1954-July 1962: Algeria fights its War of Independence against the French.

Algeria fights a long and bloody war before it reclaims its independence from France in 1962. More than 500,000 from both sides die in the conflict.

PBS Political Timeline of France
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights /lo/countries/fr/fr_political.html

A political timeline of France that includes information on the war of independence in Algeria