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General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940 in the recording studio of the BBC at Broadcasting House, London.

From de Gaulle’s call to arms against Vichy France to Liberation four years later.

The motto of the French republic on a church in Aups

Although it once represented the victory of anti-clerical republicanism, laïcité has come to mean something very different.

Snatched: Mehdi Ben Barka photographed in the early 1960s

After the kidnapping of Moroccan revolutionary Mehdi Ben Barka in 1965, the fingers of blame pointed in several directions. The details of what happened are still not known.

Demonstrators on Army Truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo by Ramy Raoof.  Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

As a historical concept, resistance has been largely ignored by academics.

On the centenary of his birth, Martin Evans looks at the evolving legacy of the Algerian-born French writer Albert Camus

Martin Evans explains the aims and origins of France’s national museum of immigration.

Martin Evans offers a frank reassessment of his article on 30 years of Algerian independence, published in History Today in 1992.

The Jews of Algeria had lived side by side with Muslims for centuries, but the struggle for Algerian independence presented them with stark choices, as Martin Evans explains.

Martin Evans introduces a short series looking at changing attitudes to history in the former Communist states.

Football became a potent expression of Algeria’s struggle for independence, never more so than during the dramatic events that preceded the 1958 World Cup, as Martin Evans explains.