The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Algeria, 1955-1957

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9781929631124: The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Algeria, 1955-1957


This memoir by the infamous "torturer of Algiers" is now relevant to the new realities of America in Iraq and the treatment of terrorists as prisoners. A book that has caused a furor in Europe and that is being read by the US military. Exerpts to be published by Amnesty International.

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General Paul Aussaresses was a career French army intelligence officer with an excellent military record during World War II. He was dispatched to eastern Algeria in 1955 where he and his unit fought the rebels of the FLN. He retired after having served a

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"A disturbing and sensational memoir!" -The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2001 "Once you have seen with your own eyes as I did, civilians, men, women, and children quartered, disemboweled and nailed to doors [by the rebels], you are changed for life. What feelings can anyone have towards those who perpetrated such barbaric acts and their accomplices?" -General Paul Aussaresses, quoted in Le Monde, May 4, 2001"

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