Starting on Saturday 28th November, I will begin a ten part series on the Algerian War of Independence to be released on a weekly bases. The Algerian War of Independence saw the Algerian Muslim population fight for their independence from France. The war last eight years from 1954 to 1962, at least three hundred thousand people died. During the war the French Army staged two military coups against their own Government. When the war ended a million European settlers fled Algeria.