So I was watching a YouTube video titled Largest Armies in the World 1816 - 2019
In the part between 1954 and 1962 4:38 to 4:52 Algeria did not pop up in the top 10 which I found weird given that Wikipedia states 1.5 million mobilized and 300k identified in the 'strength' section and Indonesia is number #10 in the video with 235k in the year 1956 which is allegedly the most violent year of the war.
La guerre d'Algérie a mobilisé plus de 1,5 million de jeunes appelés
Which translates to
The Algerian war mobilized more than 1.5 million young men called
While the video is a visualization of data from NMC (CINC)
The National Material Capabilities seems to be more credentialed and trustworthy than just a newspaper article and confirmation biased Algerians.
This simply doesn't add up, statistically speaking.
Now I am an Algerian and this claim has been taught and told relentlessly since a very young age but no one ever questions it or bothers to fact check it.
So were 1.5 million Algerians mobilized during the Algerian Revolution?