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By Ângela Campos

This ebook explores the lived reminiscence of the Portuguese colonial struggle (1961-1974) in the course of the research of thirty-six oral background interviews with ex-combatants of this clash. The meanings that the warring parties attributed to their battle reports then and now are the book’s analytical focus. This undertaking seeks to reply to the subsequent questions: how has the general public reminiscence of this colonial clash built in Portugal from 1974 to nearly 2010? what matters does an oral historian come across while carrying out interviews with veterans on a previous that is still nerve-racking for plenty of? what have been – and are – the main major features of the battle event and its aftermath for the veterans? how do the veterans understand their crew id and their ancient state of affairs? and what cutting edge views does oral historical past provide to the historiography of the Portuguese colonial war?

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