ALGERIA, WHEN THE REPUBLIC ABDICATED
Events that shaped the countries of the Mediterranean
An episode from the series ECHOES OF HISTORY
In order to win the war at all costs, France's leaders allowed military leaders to establish a reign of terror in Algeria.
But although the politicians decided to gradually relinquish their power to the army, the military eventually turned against their "masters" with a putsch that led to the fall of the government and the return to power of General De Gaulle.