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UN resolution

by Nick Mirzoeff

As you can see in earlier chapters, the FLN had invested a great deal in the agency of the UN to resolve their dispute. Remember that the institution was only ten years old and had passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Its stated purpose was to prevent the crimes that had been perpetrated in World War II. So it did not then seem as idealistic as it might today to assume that the UN might prevent a war, rather than send people to clean up the mess afterwards.

Battle of Algiers ch.23

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UN resolution sequence

from Battle of Algiers (1965)
Creator: Gillo Pontecorvo
Distributor: Criterion
Posted by Nick Mirzoeff