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A four-month siege

In 1847, after the surrender of Abd-el-Kader, the French soldiers believe this is the end of fighting in Algeria after over ten years of a war of conquest of unprecedented savagery. But while the danger was mainly in the west, it reappears east early 1849 in southern Constantine, near Biskra, where Sheikh Bouziane takes over the resistance. After the clashes, he is hiding in the « oasis » of Zaatcha, a real fortified city where, besides entrenched combatants, live hundreds of people of all generations. Lire la suite