French North Africa


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French North Africa,

originally general name for AlgeriaAlgeria
, Arab. Al Djazair, Fr. Algérie, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, republic (2005 est. pop. 32,532,000), 919,590 sq mi (2,381,741 sq km), NW Africa, bordering on Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Morocco in the west, on the
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, former French MoroccoMorocco
, officially Kingdom of Morocco, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 32,726,000), 171,834 sq mi (445,050 sq km), NW Africa. Morocco is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea (N), the Atlantic Ocean (W), Western Sahara (S), and Algeria (S and E).
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, and TunisiaTunisia
, Fr. Tunisie, officially Republic of Tunisia, republic (2005 est. pop. 10,075,000), 63,378 sq mi (164,150 sq km), NW Africa. Occupying the eastern portion of the great bulge of North Africa, Tunisia is bounded on the west by Algeria, on the north and east by the
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French North Africa

the former French possessions of Algeria, French Morocco, and Tunisia
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6 France (along with French North Africa and French West Africa)
Given that abominable deroute, the armistice was about as good a deal as could be cut, and the best of Vichy - the stand-up ones like Weygand - then fought the Nazis tooth and nail to keep fleet and military aircraft from being used, and especially, to preserve French North Africa from Hitler's incursionary paws.
A terrible tragedy, yes, but France also had one of the highest survival rates of Jewish populations in Europe (almost 3/4 making it), and a higher percentage if one includes the 400,000 Jews of French North Africa.
Keller, who teaches medical history and the history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has provided both a fresh perspective on developments in western psychiatry and a new case study of the mission civilisatrice with his examination of psychiatry in French North Africa.
and British forces landed in French North Africa to launch Operation Torch, the first major Allied offensive of World War II.
He describes the means by which nazis extended racial murder deep into French North Africa, and the efforts by ordinary Muslims to protect their Jewish townsmen and even strangers.
A student travel grant got him to North Africa in 1938 where he would meet the leader of the Algerian Communist Party, and he came close to doing a major research project on "The Agrarian Problem in French North Africa.
In 1942, President Roosevelt had lost all patience with de Gaulle and insisted that Churchill keep him completely in the dark about the American-led invasion of French North Africa, dubbed Operation TORCH.
Bennathan, a Frenchman, dedicated the work to his father, who was born in French North Africa.
But as will be shown, there was real danger simply associated with that armistice commission, as well as the German consulate in Casablanca, its officials spying, inventorying, and fairly salivating at the prospect of adding French North Africa to an already extensive Nazi empire.
Nonetheless, the desultory rhythm of the overhead fans that recycled the blue-grey fug in the cafe of the department store, where we met, reminded me of the sweat-stained mood of French north Africa.