“Fifty years ago to the day, the cease-fire negotiated in Evian between the French State and the Algerian national Forehead of release ended in more than seven years of battles and led to the independence of Algeria.”
Massacres of the Algerians by the French army
About 30 000 French, conscripts and career soldiers, died in the course of these seven years from conflicts. Having quoted Algerians, the number of deaths wobbles between 500 000 and 1,5 civil and military million victims according to estimates of the historians or the Algerian State. The French government envisaged no national commemoration on Monday, March 19th, 2012. No official peace treat: Officially, there has never been peace treat between both countries but only “cease-fire”. Until 1999, the war of Algeria was considered only to be “operations of assertion of order”. French flag are also dead during clashes or of retaliation after cease-fire. Nicolas Sarkozy acknowledged last week of “injustice” against harkis…
A French government ashamed and proud
The French government envisaged no national commemoration on Monday, March 19th, to mark the 50th birthday of the cease-fire of the war of Algeria. According to the Ministry of Defence, this separate «date the Frenchmen». Nevertheless, a certain number of villages really decided to memorialize March 18th or 19th in their echelon, most often by stores of bouquets, on the initiative of the associations of war veterans or of municipalities. Respects will be also returned to the members of the organization of the secret army (OAS) of the supporters of French Algeria. In 2003, Jacques Chirac had chosen the date of December 5th to honour every year «deaths for France in North Africa», but this date corresponds to no event marking the war of Algeria. They see definitely that France still does not take its war crimes towards Algeria…
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