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War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory
Contributor(s): Alcalde, Ángel (Editor), Núñez Seixas, Xosé M. (Editor)

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ISBN: 0815359713     ISBN-13: 9780815359715
Publisher: Routledge
OUR PRICE: $178.50  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2018

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Africa - North
- History | Middle East - General
- History | Modern - 20th Century
Dewey: 305.906
LCCN: 2017060119
Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History
Physical Information: 0.63" H x 6.14" W x 9.21" L (1.23 lbs) 256 pages
- Cultural Region - Middle East
- Chronological Period - 1940's
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Cultural Region - North Africa
Features: Illustrated, Index
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

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.

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