Index
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abdel Karim, 18
absence from home and community, 146–
61; of career soldiers, 149–50, 152; cor-
respondence during, 153–58, 275nn25,
29; creation of garrison communities
and, 150–53; fluctuating concepts of
home during, 150–51; independence of
wives and, 149; leave and, 150, 273nn13,
14; maintaining African culture during,
159–61, 278nn64, 66; Maisons Afri-
caines and, 159–61; morale during, 159–
61, 163–64; radio connections and,
158–61, 277nn55, 56, 57, 58; remittances
sent home during, 152–53, 155–56,
175–77, 214, 274n24, 275nn32, 33;
repatriation from abroad and, 146–47;
support of tirailleurs and their families
during, 148–49. See also home commu-
nities; military culture
aef. See Afrique Équatoriale Française, L’
Africultures journal, 199
Afrique Équatoriale Française, L’ (aef),
15, 18–19, 230n50
Afrique Occidentale Française, L’ (aof),
3, 15, 16 (map), 19, 225n6, 230n50; aboli-
tion of slave status and, 31–32, 36; dis-
mantling of Government-General and,
144–45; Fédération des Anciens Com-
battants and, 131; Fédération des Vic-
times de Guerre and, 125; local lan-
guages of, 88; number of World War
One veterans in, 76, 249n19; O≈ce des
Anciens Combattants and, 125, 126;
protectorate status of, 235n103; taxes in,
174–75; veteran revolts in, 116–19. See
also anticolonial movement
Algeria, 3, 188–89, 203, 233nn83, 84;
career soldiers in, 173, 281n120; French
defeat in, 181, 204; harkis and, 211,
292n4; salaries of soldiers in, 174; war
of independence in, 22, 138–40, 283n1,
291n88
Algerian Front de Libération Nationale
(fln), 143
Amselle, Jean-Loup, 273n7
Ancien Combattant Soudanais, L’ (news-
paper), 140
anciens combattants, 11. See also veterans
Anciens Combattants du Troupe de
Marine, 226n14
anciens militaires, 11. See also veterans
Angoulvant, Gabriel, 74, 252n53
anticolonial movement, 22–23, 51–54,
109–11, 136–41, 212; attacks on chief-
tains and, 119–21, 267n87; campaigns
and elections and, 135–38; Fifth Re-
public referendum and, 137–38,
270n134; impact of, on veterans’ pen-
sions, 142–44; Liger’s e√orts in, 110,
129–30; music in, 159; politicization of
veterans and, 118–19, 127, 129–33; radio
broadcasts and, 158; referendum of 1959
and, 138–41; in San, 135–36; veterans’
loyalty to France and, 134, 139–41, 190,
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