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Chronology of the Algerian War (1954-1962)


November 1: proclamation of the National Liberation Front (FLN), which set up rebellion by all means for national independence and the restoration of the Algerian sovereign state. A wave of attacks against the French in Algeria marked the beginning of the war.

November 5: The French government sent the first military reinforcements to Algeria.

November 24: François Mitterrand, then Minister of the Interior, advocated the use of force against the rebellion.

December: creation of the Algerian Nationalist Movement (MNA) of Messali Hadj. The members of the Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Freedoms (MTLD) were arrested.