Derradji, Abder Rahmane
About the author: Dr. Abder Rahmane Derradji received his PhD in International Studies from the University of Reading. He researches and lectures on Political Violence in international relations in conjunction with the Centre for Euro-Mediterranean Studies.1997 0-7734-2292-7
This study uses extensive primary source material to explore new concepts in understanding the Algerian guerrilla campaign. Besides the history of traditional and modern querrilla in world context, detailed statistical analysis of FLN campaigns derived from French newspaper reports of incidents is also used. Chapter topics include: Experiences of Guerrilla Warfare and the Gap between Systematic Theory and Reality (includes analysis of guerrilla warfare in China, Cuba, Vietnam, et al); Traditional Algerian Guerrilla Resistance from 1830-1908; the Genesis of Algerian Nationalism; the FLN - Military Zones, the Summam Conference, the FLN-Urban Guerrilla Network; French Counter-Guerilla Policy and Practice; the Impact of Jihad on Warfare.2002 0-7734-7049-2
Investigates the impact of historical and political violence on war and post-war eras, and further diagnoses the unsolved crisis vis-a-vis other dynamic forces in Algerian society. It also fully examines Islamic trends and roles as well as their changing patterns during the war of independence. It explores strategy and guerrilla tactics on the Algerian battlefield, and how conventional armed forces and special units are responding.2002 0-7734-7047-6
The second of two volumes (they are not sold as a set) continues the history of the wrenching civil war in Algeria from the political violence and post-war eras, and further diagnoses the unsolved crisis and other dynamic forces in Algerian society.