Europe 1 SEASON 2021 - 202205:19, March 18, 2022

While the crowd, revolted against the assassination of 3 prisoners by the FLN, occupies the ministry of Algeria with soldiers in Algiers, General Massu, at the head of the Committee of Public Safety, calls for calm and discipline, from the balcony of the building.

In Paris, René Coty calls on the army to remain “in the right”.

But it is above all General De Gaulle who is being demanded as head of state, from Algiers.

He said he was "ready to assume the powers of the Republic".

Despite a demonstration hostile to the arrival of Charles de Gaulle in power, President René Coty asked him to form a government.

He asks Parliament for full powers and promises a new Constitution.

He immediately left for Algeria, for a visit to several cities. The journalist from Europe 1 Julien Besançon followed him.

On June 4, 1958,

he makes a speech at the Algiers Forum: “I understood you!

he says to a cheering crowd.

While in mainland France, accusations of torture perpetrated by the French army are revealed by the press, the war continues on the ground.

Gilbert Lauzun, radio reporter, goes into immersion with the army: he has no taboo questions.

On September 28, 1958, the referendum on the new French constitution was approved.

De Gaulle offers the insurgents "la paix des braves", but it is rejected by the FLN.

On September 28, 1958, the referendum on the new French constitution was approved.

De Gaulle offers the insurgents "la paix des braves", but it is rejected by the FLN.

On September 28, 1958, the referendum on the new French constitution was approved.

De Gaulle offers the insurgents "la paix des braves", but it is rejected by the FLN.

Production and direction: Sébastien Guidis and sound heritage Europe 1

Written by: Pauline Jacot

Graphics: Sidonie Mangin

Archives and documentation: Laëtitia Casanova, Sylvaine Denis and Benoît Muckensturm

Nightclub: Benoît Valentin

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