ALGERIA. 1960. © Nicolas Tikhomiroff / Magnum Photos
The conflict with France and Algeria has lasted for 6 years, splitting the French Colonial powers who wanted to retain an “Algerie Francaise” and the local population led by the rebel FLN (National Liberation Front) who demanded independence. The country was on the brink of an Algerian Republic, France’s President General de Gaulle visited Algeria to discuss the matters locally and with French military advisors.