An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War : Conscripted Generation Paperback / softback
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History series
This oral history of ex-combatants of the Portuguese colonial war places the reader face-to-face with the men who were conscripted to fight the last and bloodiest of the West's colonial wars in Africa, namely in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (then Portuguese Guinea), between 1961 and 1974.
At the forefront of this work are the lived experiences of a wide range of Portuguese veterans, framed by broader insights about the post-war public memory of this event in Portugal.
Moving away from stereotypical and polarized images of these ex-combatants, An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War: Conscripted Generation explores the memories and consequences of this war for these veterans and their society.
Seeking to understand why Portuguese ex-combatants often feel neglected and historically unrecognised, this book presents a thorough portrait of a continually shifting - and at times paradoxical -individual and collective remembrance process.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 341 pages, 4 Illustrations, color; 14 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 341 p. 18 illus., 4 illu
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 21/07/2018
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9783319834658
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