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War Veterans and the World after 1945, Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory, editors, Ángel Alcalde, Xosé M.NúñezSeixas

Summary
"This book examines war veterans history after 1945 from a global perspective. In the Cold War era, in most countries of the world there was a sizeable portion of population with direct war experience. This edited volume gathers contributions which show the veterans involvement in all the major historical processes shaping the world after World War II. Cold War politics, racial conflict, decolonization, state-building, and the reshaping of war memory were phenomena in which former soldiers and ex-combatants were directly involved. By examining how different veterans groups, movements and organizations challenged or sustained the Cold War, strived to prevent or to foster decolonization, and transcended or supported official memories of war, the volume characterizes veterans as largely independent and autonomous actors which interacted with societies and states in the making of our times. Spanning historical cases from the United States to Hong-Kong, from Europe to Southern Africa, from Algeria to Iran, the volume situates veterans within the turbulent international context since World War II. "--Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
First edition.
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (271 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781351119979

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