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    Salazar, the Portuguese Army and Great War Commemoration, 1936-45

    Ribeiro De Meneses, Filipe (2011) Salazar, the Portuguese Army and Great War Commemoration, 1936-45. Contemporary European History, 20 (4). pp. 405-418. ISSN 0960-7773

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    António de Oliveira Salazar, dictatorial premier of Portugal from 1932 to 1968, like most conservatives of his generation, had opposed Portugal's intervention in the Great War. Once in power, and especially during his time as Minister of War (1936-44), Salazar attempted to wind down the commemoration ceremonies, which centred on 9 April. His failure to do so is very revealing of the difficult relationship between Salazar and the Portuguese army, which was the main beneficiary of these ceremonies, and which saw itself as having a privileged role within Salazars New State.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Celebrations; Ceremonies; Nationalism; Veterans; War; Commemorations; War conflict; European history; World wars; Armies; History; Studies; Political power; Armed forces; Dictators;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 11490
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    Depositing User: Filipe Ribeiro De Meneses
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 15:47
    Journal or Publication Title: Contemporary European History
    Publisher: Cambridge Open
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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