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Women, revolutionary violence in The Battle of Algiers: "I found the linking of women’s roles in revolutionary warfare particularly compelling. In one sequence three female FLN fighters prepare to leave the Casbah and plant bombs in the space of the French colons. They remove their burqas abayas, apply makeup, cut and dye their hair, and change into French clothes. Dressed as colons they are able to successfully pass through checkpoints out of the Casbah and plant the explosives."

Hold for AM Antique map of Algers Algeria 1830 History French Royal Colony North Africa Cartography Geography Printing