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About Saadi Yacef

Senator in Algeria’s Council of the Nation who led Algeria’s National Liberation Front during the country’s war for independence, which occurred from 1954 to 1962.

Early life

He was an apprentice baker before joining the nationalist Parti du Peuple Algerien party in 1945.


His memoirs, Souvenirs de la Bataille d’Alger, were made into the classic 1965 film The Battle of Algiers.

Family of Saadi Yacef

His parents were illiterate.

Close associates of Saadi Yacef

He was captured by the French military and sentenced to death but was eventually pardoned after Charles de Gaulle returned to power in 1958.

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