André Zeller

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André Zeller
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Born 1 January 1898
Besançon, France
Died 18 September 1979(1979-09-18) (aged 81)
Paris, France
Allegiance France
Service/branch French Army
Years of service 1915–1959
Rank Général d’Armée
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Algerian War
Algiers putsch of 1961

André Zeller (1 January 1898 – 18 September 1979) was a French Army general. He was one of the four generals (the others being Raoul Salan, Edmond Jouhaud, and Maurice Challe) who organized the Algiers putsch of 1961. [1]

French Army Land warfare branch of Frances military

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Raoul Salan French general

Raoul Albin Louis Salan was a French Army general. He served as the fourth French commanding general during the First Indochina War. He was one of four generals who organized the 1961 Algiers Putsch operation. He was the founder of the Organisation armée secrète. He was the most decorated soldier in the French Army.

Edmond Jouhaud French general

Edmond Jouhaud was one of four French generals who briefly staged a putsch in Algeria in April 1961.

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