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This is a memorial building constructed to honor the local men who died fighting for Algeria’s independence in the 60s. At that time, the French Occupation called those fighting for their freedom “terrorists”. It was one of modern history’s first use of this term. It was an 8 year war.

The effects of the war left long-standing scars both on the French and Algeria. It wasn’t until 1999 that the French recognized a ‘war’ had taken place, 37 years after it’s end.

When traveling through Algeria, here and there you’ll find reminders of the still-recent tragedy. In some villages, every man able to fight lost their life, wiping out whole generations.

This small building, nestled in mountains of rock and gravel on the edge of the Sahara Desert, is a whispered reminder of Algeria’s history and the sacrafice made to get their country back and regain their own culture.

Algeria Series Collection

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war, mountains, death, memorial, grave, sahara, algeria, sacrafice

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Comments

  • David Clark
    David Clarkover 5 years ago

    great photo and wonderful narrative — you should add this to image writing group — dave

  • thank you so much!

    – ShadowDancer

  • Warrior
    Warriorover 5 years ago

    a mystery !!! Amazing shot !!

  • thank you so much, i’m glad you like it, it was a special place to visit and i was honored to take that shot.

    – ShadowDancer

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    I’m with Dave.. this narritive and shot create such interest!!

  • Thank you greatly, I’m so thankful that you took the time to view and read.. this was a fantastic journey and experience for me and I am so happy to share it with others…

    – ShadowDancer

  • JenLand
    JenLandover 5 years ago

    Wonderful testament to human sacrifice and spirit.

  • Thank you JenLand! There are so many stories around the world of incredible human spirit, it’s always inspiring. I appreciate your comment.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Awesome shot!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • Sally, so glad you liked it.

    – ShadowDancer

  • John Linton
    John Lintonover 5 years ago

    A perfect entry. Fantastic POV and story.

  • Oh, wow, such a wonderful comment. Thank you greatly.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckover 4 years ago

    I’m sure you’ve seen the film “The Battle of Algiers.” That was my introduction to the Algerian struggle, but many – no, most Americans are ignorant of it, the movie and the struggle. It’s good that you in your way help bring it to light. I’ve been in North Africa, to Morocco and Tunisia, but never to Algeria. Someday perhaps.

  • I sure have seen it, quite an amazing thing.. not so long ago. You are so right about the ignorance (lack of knowing, being informed) of world events other than in their back yards. I hope I don’t upset anyone by saying that. Morocco and Tunisia are great, but my heart is with Algeria… it’s got more of an ‘untouched’, ‘non-tourism’ feel, raw unadulterated beauty. You should visit if you get a chance.

    – ShadowDancer

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuover 3 years ago

    really a very special capture. thank you for the moving explanation.

  • thank you for appreciating it.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful perspective. Beautiful image.

  • thanks so much gary.

    – ShadowDancer

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