Daily Archives: November 1, 2014

Algerian War of Independence begins 60 years ago today (Nov 1 1954)

Video: 'French - Algerian War (1954 - 1960)' (5 videos)

(Monday, November 1, 1954, early morning local time) — The Algerian War, a war between France and the Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France, began early this morning as FLN maquisards (guerrillas) attacked military and civilian targets throughout Algeria in what became known as the Toussaint Rouge (Red All-Saints’ Day).