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Author Lunn, Joe.
Title Memoirs of the maelstrom : a Senegalese oral history of the First World War / Joe Lunn.
Publication Info. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann ; Oxford : J. Currey ; Cape Town : D. Philip, c1999.
Open Library Cover
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 Stack 1  916.6 L    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series Social history of Africa
Social history of Africa. 1099-8098
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-256) and index.
Contents The vision of the vanquished: memories of the prewar colonial order -- The tax in blood: military recruitment in rural Senegal, 1914-1917 -- The war to obtain rights: conscription in the communes and the Diagne Mission of 1918 -- "The long journey": from Kayor to the Cote d'Azur -- "To meet death far away": The Senegalese in the trenches -- "Bons soldats" and "sales negres": Senegalese contacts with the French -- Beneath the roots of the baobab: the repatriation of the soldiers and the postwar colonial order in Senegal -- Conclusion: the legacy of the first world war in Senegal -- Postscript: discordant voices: the veterans speak.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Senegal.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Senegalese.
Oral history.
France. Armée. Tirailleurs sénégalais -- History.
France. Armée -- Colonial forces -- History -- 19th century.
France. Armée -- Colonial forces -- History -- 20th century.
Africa, French-speaking West -- Race relations.
Africa, French-speaking West -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Added Author New York Society Library. Book Committee. 2014. ZNS
Added Title Senegalese oral history of the First World War
ISBN 0325001391 (U.S. : alk. paper)
9780325001395 (U.S. : alk. paper)
0325001383 (U.S. : pbk. : alk. paper)
9780325001388 (U.S. : pbk. : alk. paper)
0852556888 (James Currey : cloth)
9780852556887 (James Currey : cloth)
0852556381 (James Currey : paper)
9780852556382 (James Currey : paper)