|April 22||Generals Maurice Challe, Edmond Jouhaud, Marie André Zeller and Raoul Salan launch a putsch in Algiers.|
|0300 – The 1er REP, acting on orders from acting Commanding Officer Hélie Denoix de Saint-Marc, seizes strategic locations in Algiers in a bloodless coup.|
|1915 – General Challe declares over the radio, “I am in Algiers with Generals Zeller and Jouhaud and in communication with General Salan to uphold our oath, the oath of the Army, to keep Algeria so that our dead will not have died for nothing. A Government of abandonment ...is today on the verge of definitively delivering Algeria to the external organization of the rebellion. ... Would you want Mers El-Kébir and Algiers to be Soviet bases tomarrow?...The Army will not fail in its mission and the orders that I would give you will never have any other goal.”|
|April 23||President de Gaulle delivers a televised address to the Army and the conscripts ordering them to disobey the orders of the putschists and to sabotage their arms.|
Non, merde, non. It was a betrayal of all the European settlers in Algeria, not just the French. Hence the following unsuccessful putch by the French army in Algeria.It's true
It was at the chalet de ski (called, 'le Yeti') at Les Rousses, in marge of the Evian peace talks that France and Algeria came to an agreement. ..Evian was just for the show
Whaurs the Rapace when we need him?
Btw, did a stage Commando (course) at Les Rousses (it's in the Jura département, Région Franche Comté ) an was encadré by the 23 R.I.
In 96 when Chirac professionalised l' Armée Françaises, 23 R.I. was put to sleep
Today, le Fort de Rousses now holds / contains a cheese bank (le Comté, À. Ô. C.)
It was reputated, (the Commando stage, as having the highest drain pipe (gouttiere) to climb, of all the stage Commando's in France Metropole
Oh poor igmoramous who was never in Algeria at the time to start with. We, the French army, and the Legion in particular, saw ourselves as protectors of the European settlers in Algeria. The French government under De Gaulle decided to throw them to their fate under persistant terrorist attacks by the FLN. To them it was “la valise ou le cercueil” (either the suitcase or the coffin). We, the soldiers wanted nothing more than to protect them, with government support.(...)The putsch was no more than a French Catholic senior officers' caprice who couldn't take “No” for an answer, like babies who throw their rattle out of their pram when mother decides to clean their shitty ar$e.
Thanks for breaking the tension Bags.THIS DAY IN HISTORY
April 22 1945
Hitler admits defeat
On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler, learning from one of his generals that no German defense was offered to the Russian assault at Eberswalde, admits to all in his underground bunker that the war is lost and that suicide is his only recourse. Almost as confirmation of Hitler’s assessment, a Soviet mechanized corps reaches Treuenbrietzen, 40 miles southwest of Berlin, liberates a POW camp and releases, among others, Norwegian Commander in Chief Otto Ruge.