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`Battle of Algiers': rewinding a history that repeats itself

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / October 10, 2004

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AMuslim country seething with discontent. A Western occupying force using strong-arm tactics to root out a terrorist army. Tanks in the streets. Contrary to what you're thinking, this is Algiers in the mid-1950s. The film is Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 classic "The Battle of Algiers," an electrifying reenactment of Algeria's struggle for independence. The Pentagon has for years screened this film ... (Full Article: 264 Words)

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