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“When the pied-noir coup took place in Algiers, and was proclaimed from the balcony, it was announced — in a sort of perverse hommage to a degenerated Jacobinism — by a “Committee of Public Safety.””
“Every move to reform Algeria even slightly was vetoed by a pied-noir lobby that was addicted to overplaying its own hand.”
“Between 1,200 and 12,000 Muslims are killed in retaliation by French troops and by pied-noir “vigilante committees.””
“He would have given anything to transplant his house to Cannes or to San Remo - his family had come from the luxuriant region between the two, this French pied-noir of Italian origin - but one must be real -”
“The original genius of COIN theory, the Tunisian-French pied-noir colonel David Galula, touches on this problem in the last pages of his masterpiece, "Pacification in Algeria.”
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