L’Ancien d’Algérie

TitleL’Ancien d’Algérie
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2013
Corporate AuthorsFNACA(Fédération nationale des anciens combattants en Algérie, Maroc et Tunisie)
Place PublishedParis, France

L’Ancien d’Algérie (The Algerian Veteran) is a publication for French veterans of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962) published by the FNACA (Fédération nationale des anciens combattants en Algérie, Maroc et Tunisie), an antiwar veterans’ association at its founding. This online archive provides users full access to historical issues of the periodical, which dates from 1958 and records a range of issues relating to peace, veterans' rights, and commemoration. The editions are searchable by keyword and date. All site pages and materials are in French.

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“L’Ancien d’Algérie is the official press organ of the FNACA, and the messenger of the Federation. A monthly newspaper whose first issue appeared in December 1958, its circulation is around 400,000 copies on average. [...] L’Ancien d’Algérie is the only specific newspaper for veterans of North Africa. However, beyond this aspect, it constitutes the direct link between the Federation and its members. [...] Each issue brings to the reader important practical information through these different regular rubrics: -News -Militant Action -Memory -Legal information -From our correspondents (life in local and departmental FNACA committees) -Surveys (recollections of people having lived through the Algerian War) -Letters from readers -Seeking old buddies -Announcements -Stamp collecting -Vacation, leisure, etc.”

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