The French Officers Revolt in Algiers 1958

[ 1958 ]

In Algiers, French officers revolted, led by General Jacques Massu; France's Fourth Republic fell, as civil war threatened. The revolt was put down by Charles De Gaulle, heading France's Fifth Republic, who also offered self-determination to Algeria and released some captured National Liberation Front (FLN) leaders.

Charles De Gaulle became premier of France, then quickly and successfully moved to defeat an impending civil war over the issue of Algeria; he developed a new constitutional basis for the French republic.

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