In Algeria, 1 November is Revolution Day to remember the initial outburst of revolution against the French colonial rulers in 1954. Specifically, 1 November, 1954, was the date of the first successful attack on French targets in Algeria.
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The National Liberation Front was formed in 1954 from smaller liberation movements in the Algerian rural interior region. Attacks were launched on the more developed and “Francophone” coastal zone. All-out guerrilla warfare ensued, and many died on both sides of the conflict.
On 18 March, 1962, the French finally came to terms and signed the “Evian Accords”. Before long, a vote was allowed on the issue of independence, and it passed overwhelmingly.