Part I can be found here.
We continue our analysis of The Battle of Algiers, one of the most influential propaganda films of the 20th century. We rely on Alistair Horne’s, Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 , the most thorough and accurate history of that war yet written, bearing in mind that the movie, The Battle of Algiers, conveniently eliminates vital facts regarding the sickening terror codified by the Algerian IslamoNazis. Historical truth would severely undermine the film’s foundational purpose: to spread Marxist/Leninist/Jihadist propaganda under the guise of the always dim and fashionable anti-colonialism which pervades postmodern culture.
Who were the leaders of the Battle of Algiers? Who were the men so willing, so anxious to spill oceans of innocent blood? This is not an academic question, for as we shall see, the cast of characters bears little relationship to the romantic images presented by Gillo Pontecorvo in The Battle of Algiers.