Accompanying booklet issued in tete-beche format with separate title page for French and English. La Commune was the name given to the revolutionary government established by the people of Paris in This presents an in-depth account of the major characters of the Commune of whose members followed either Louis August Blanqui or the philosopher Pierre Joseph Proudhon.
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All rights reserved. This would indicate the Second Armoured Division, which with only one fourth native personnel, is the only French division operationally available that could be made one hundred percent white. I have told Colonel de Chevene that his chances of getting what he wants will be vastly improved if he can produce a white infantry division.
Allied Command insisted that all black soldiers be taken out and replaced by white ones from other units. When it became clear that there were not enough white soldiers to fill the gaps, soldiers from parts of North Africa and the Middle East were used instead. Indeed, the shortage of white French soldiers was one of the reasons for using the 9th Company, of Spanish anarchist and Republican exiles in the mission.
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Black fighters were not just barred from the military operation, some were also rejected from the liberation celebrations. Pictured, above right, is French resistance fighter Georges Dukson, near General De Gaulle during the official celebrations. Dukson had enrolled in the French army in , and lived underground during the Nazi occupation.
He was part of the resistance, and played an important role during the Paris insurrection in , where he was put in charge of the unit for his bravery. He was then promoted to Sublieutenant and was wounded in action when he was shot in the arm. But after being excluded from the liberation, many of them just had to return their uniforms and were sent home. Even the method of repatriation was brutal. In late November, , around former Senegalese servicemen who had been prisoners of war in Europe and had been returned home protested against poor treatment and lack of pay.
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Dozens of them were massacred by French troops , and some of the survivors were subsequently jailed for 10 years. We, the Senegalese, were commanded by the white French chiefs.
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