Documents, military equipment and photographs paint the picture of the Algerian independence.
The war against France, in detail
A real national icon, symbol of the Algerian liberation. This museum takes you on a journey through the history of the country's army and the most significant conflicts fought within its borders, from prehistory to the 20th century. It focuses especially on the War of Independence against France between 1954 and 1962, with photographs, documents and eye-witness accounts from the great heroes of the nation. This very thorough collection explains the causes of the revolution, the guerrilla warfare and the development of the conflict from the victors' perspective. You'll also get an up-close look at original, life-size military equipment, such as rockets, missiles, armour, old cannons, weapons and vehicles. It opened in 1968, inside a former church, and has five large floors. Photographs are not permitted inside the museum.