Days of glory? Veterans, reparation and national memory

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    Abstract

    Rachid Bouchareb's 2006 film Indignes/Days of Glory claims a place for the forgotten soldiers of the Second World War, and explores both the role played by indigenous troops in the Liberation of France and their status within the French army. The film forced a change in France's financial policy towards its veterans of indigenous origin, and inscribes itself within a strong trend of memory-activism in France which seeks to establish a more truthful and inclusive version of the nation's past. The film's British release has been instrumental in highlighting the injustices suffered by the Gurkhas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)91-106
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of War & Culture Studies
    Volume1
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Keywords

    • Days of Glory
    • Gurkhas
    • Indignes
    • Second World War
    • memory-activism
    • veterans

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