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Native sons : West African veterans and France in the twentieth century

Author: Gregory Mann
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: Politics, history, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For much of the twentieth century, France recruited colonial subjects from sub-Saharan Africa to serve in its military, sending West African soldiers to fight its battles in Europe, Southeast Asia,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mann, Gregory, 1971-
Native sons.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)648095248
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Mann
ISBN: 082233755X 9780822337553 0822337681 9780822337683
OCLC Number: 62895788
Description: ix, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Soldier families and slavery's echoes --
Ex-soldiers as unruly clients, 1914-40 --
Veterans and the political wars of 1940-60 --
A military culture on the move : Tirailleurs Sénégalais in France, Africa, and Asia --
Blood debt, immigrants, and arguments.
Series Title: Politics, history, and culture.
Responsibility: Gregory Mann.
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"This elegantly written study of the complex pattern of ambiguous relationships between France and the West African veterans of the French army is as much about the present as the past. . . . [A]n Read more...

 
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