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Title:World War One Conscription and Social Change in Guinea
Authors:Summers, Anne
Johnson, R.W.
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Geographic term:Guinea
Subjects:military recruitment
World War I
History and Exploration
Military, Defense and Arms
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/180610
Abstract:Discussion of the impact on Guinean society of the massive military mobilisation of World War I. The means by which this mobilisation was achieved had consequences not only for relations between France and her Guinean 'subjects', but also for relations between different classes and ethnic groups within Guinea. These consequences are illustrated by the history of the war veterans, whose return from France gave rise to a series of disturbances throughout the territory, beginning as early as 1916 and continuing for well over a decade, marked by outbreaks of strike action among workers in Conakry and along the railway line, by riots in demobilisation camps, and by rejection of or agitation agitation against chiefly power in the home cantons to which the ancien combattants dispersed. Notes, sum.