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POLICE VIOLENCE IN PARIS, OCTOBER 1961: HISTORICAL SOURCES, METHODS, AND CONCLUSIONS

  • JEAN-PAUL BRUNET (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X07006632
  • Published online: 01 March 2008
Abstract
ABSTRACT

For some years now, the repression of the Algerian Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) by the Paris police on 17 October 1961 has been a subject of controversy. This is despite the fact that those who have written about this incident are in agreement about its magnitude (more than 14,000 people arrested in two days) and its senseless violence. Yet there remains disagreement over the emotive question of the number of people killed. The recent publication of a study by Jim House and Neil MacMaster provides an opportunity to return to this issue, and to raise important questions about the methodologies and standards of research that have been used.

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The Historical Journal
  • ISSN: 0018-246X
  • EISSN: 1469-5103
  • URL: /core/journals/historical-journal
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