The First Algerian Conflict was a major armed conflict between France and revolutionaries in Algeria, lasting from 1952-1960, almost an entire decade. It was the longest sustained military engagement of the French Grand Armee in the 20th century and soured relations between mainland France and its North African colony for decades, with many disputes between the two not being settled until the early 1990's.

The conflict is widely seen as being one of the numerous causes for the Black Sea War - the French suspected that the Turks were inflaming Algerian sentiment against the French, a charge of which there is genuine evidence to support. The testing of atomic weapons in the Algerian desert also became a point to debate even amongst Pieds-Noirs living in Algeria, as they were reluctant to have such destruction so close to home.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.