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  • France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    Algerian War

    May 1958 crisis

    France
    Tuesday May 13, 1958

    After his time as governor general, Soustelle returned to France to organize support for de Gaulle's return to power, while retaining close ties to the army and the pieds-noirs. By early 1958, he had organized a coup d'état, bringing together dissident army officers and pieds-noirs with sympathetic Gaullists. An army junta under General Massu seized power in Algiers on the night of May 13, thereafter known as the May 1958 crisis.




  • Corsica, France
    Saturday May 24, 1958

    Algerian War

    French paratroopers from the Algerian corps landed on Corsica

    Corsica, France
    Saturday May 24, 1958

    On May 24, French paratroopers from the Algerian corps landed on Corsica, taking the French island in a bloodless action, Opération Corse.




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