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Title:Clock Towers for the Colonized: Demobilization of the Nigerian Military and the Readjustment of Its Veterans to Civilian Life, 1918-1925
Author:Matthews, James K.
Year:1981
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:14
Issue:2
Pages:254-271
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:veterans
History and Exploration
colonialism
Military, Defense and Arms
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/218045
Abstract:In late 1918 and early 1919 the Nigerian military reverted to its prewar establishment, releasing tens of thousands of men from the army and carrier corps. Ironically, large numbers of these Nigerian veterans who had many seeming advantages such as wealth, training, worldliness, position and prestige were unable to make the necessary transition back to civilian life. Sections: Introduction - Demobilization: deceit and desertion - Unremunerated and undecorated - Unemployment: mendicants and wastrels - Failure of resettlement projects - Civilian-veteran antagonisms - Conclusion. Map, notes.
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