Algerian War of Independence marked by a new issue

November 5th, 2014 is glad to inform that Algerian Post has prepared for issuing a commemorative stamp to mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of revolution. The stamp is scheduled to be released on the 3d of November.

The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution was a war between France and the Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France.

An important decolonization war, it was a complex conflict characterized by guerrilla warfare, maquis fighting, terrorism, the use of torture by both sides, and counter-terrorism operations. The conflict was also a civil war between loyalist Algerians supporting a French Algeria and their insurrectionist Algerian Muslim counterparts

On November 1, Algerians should be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the start of the Algerian War of Independence that put an end to 132 years of French colonial rule. It is, of course, a public holiday, but for the rulers, it is an opportunity to push the personality cult of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

A 1,600-photo exhibition about his achievements will be on display in Algiers and the president will probably visit the martyrs' memorial to place a wreath.

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