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Algerian Rebellion Against French Colonial Rule Began Today… (“Battle Of Algiers”)

Algerian Rebellion Against French Colonial Rule Began Today... ("Battle Of Algiers")

Today in history, November 1, 1954, in North Africa, Algerian nationalists began their successful 8-year rebellion against French rule – a period that’s realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo’s landmark 1966 film, Battle Of Algiers; a film we’ve mentioned a number of times previously on this site, and strongly recommend you see NOW if you haven’t already!

It was once streaming on Netflix, but no longer is (I just checked); however, you can purchase the Criterion Collection 3-disc set on Blu-ray or DVD, both loaded with very informative extra features!

It’s explosive trailer follows below:

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