The United States, Great Britain, and the Sakiet Crisis

Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780520225343
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925687 | DOI:
The United States, Great Britain, and the Sakiet Crisis

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This chapter focuses on the collaboration between the United States and Great Britain in dealing with the Sakiet crisis. It suggests that the French bombardment of the Sakiet Sidi Youssef on the Tunisian border in February 1958 marked the turning point of the Algerian War. The chapter explains that the attack resulted in Anglo-American intervention in a government crisis which rapidly evolved into a crisis of regime and the coming to power of Charles de Gaulle. It contends that the Anglo-American intervention significantly influenced France's policy in the Algerian War.

Keywords: Sakiet crisis; United States; Great Britain; Sakiet Yidi Youssef; Tunisia; Anglo-American intervention; Charles de Gaulle; Algerian War; government crisis

Chapter.  15127 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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