Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958 /

When Algerian nationalists launched a rebellion against French rule in November 1954, France, mired in similar wars for independence in its colonial territories, was in a poor position to cope with further upheaval. The Algerian strategy encompassed varying approaches and was more adaptable than tha...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Galula, David, 1919-1967
Corporate Author: JSTOR (Organization)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2006.
Series:MG (Rand Corporation) ; 478.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. The stage: i. The background
  • ii. Insurgency and counterensurgency in Algeria
  • iii. The situation in Kabylia
  • iv. The sector of Tigzdrt
  • v. The quartier of Aissa Maimoun
  • vi. The Third Company and its sous-quartier
  • pt. 2. The struggle for control of the population: i. The strategic problem
  • ii. No doctrine for the counterinsurgent
  • iii. My own theory
  • iv. The indoctrination of my company
  • v. An operation at sector level
  • vi. Occasional contacts with the population
  • vii. Moving the company closer to the population
  • viii. A platoon detached to Igonane Ameur
  • ix. Company routine
  • x. Accidental purge of Bou Souar
  • xi. Expansion of my sous-quartier, purge of the other villages
  • pt. 3. Struggle for the support of the population: i. The situation in Awera in the winter of 1957
  • ii. The municipal reform
  • iii. Cleaning Tiziouzou
  • iv. Testing the new leaders
  • v. Mobilising the population
  • vi. Limits to local efforts
  • vii. Prisoners and suspects
  • viii. Further expansion of the sous-quartier
  • ix. An operation in the Mizrana Forest
  • x. The manpower crisis in the French army
  • xi. Attempts at organizing a party
  • pt. 4. War in the Bordj Menaiel Sector: i. The spring of 1958
  • ii. The revolution of May 13 and its aftermath
  • pt. 5. Conclusions: i. Major factors in the Algerian War
  • ii. Basic principles of counterinsurgent warfare.