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African Colonial Prisoners of the Germans

A Pictorial History of Captive Soldiers in the World Wars

Paul Garson (author)

ISBN: 9781476665450

Publication Date: Jun 2016

Format: Paperback

Featuring a collection of never before published photos taken by German soldiers,this book records the fate of many French Colonial African soldiers during World War I and World War II. The author presents the images in the historical context of imperialism and colonialism.
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Through both World Wars, young African conscripts from Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, the Congo and elsewhere found themselves fighting for their colonial rulers, facing unknown enemies in unknown lands. German soldiers regarded their African enemies with a mixture of curiosity and malice, sometimes posing for snapshots with black POWs, sometimes summarily executing them on the battlefield. Mistreated by their own commanders during wartime, African troops had to fight for equal post-war compensation. This book, featuring a collection of never before published photos taken by German soldiers, records the fate of many French Colonial African soldiers during World War I and World War II. The author presents the images in the historical context of imperialism and colonialism.
Illustrations 264 photographs
Pages 216
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Jun 2016
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s European history   African history   Second World War   First World War  
Paul Garson has a 30-year background in journalism and photography that has produced some 2500 magazine and periodical features, including a number of articles in World War II History and World War II Quarterly. A free-lance writer, he lives in Los Angeles, USA.

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