The goumiers in the Second World War: history and colonial representation

  title={The goumiers in the Second World War: history and colonial representation},
  author={Driss Maghraoui},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  pages={571 - 586}
  • Driss Maghraoui
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of North African Studies
  • The participation of many thousands of troops recruited in France's overseas colonies, including many Moroccan infantrymen, known as ‘goumiers’, has been overlooked by historians and left out of accounts of significant battles of the Second World War. Yet Moroccan soldiers took part in some of the fiercest combat in the Mediterranean region, in Tunisia, in Sicily and Corsica, in the liberation of Marseille, and went on to liberate Paris and provide manpower for the invasion of Germany at great… CONTINUE READING
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