French Citizens and French subjects
In 1830 France began the conquest of Algeria. European settlers came to live in Algeria, they would be known as the Pied Noir, their number would grow to over a million, they were French citizens with the right to vote. Not so the eight million Algerian Muslims who were subjects without the right to vote. This episode tells the story of Algeria up to 1945 and includes the Allied invasion of Algeria in 1942. A biography of moderate Algerian nationalist Ferhat Abbas. In 1945 there would be a Muslim revolt in and around the town of Setif.
to be published on Saturday 28th November.