A colonial war/liberation struggle took place in Guinea-Bissau between 1963 and 1974. Aiming to spread antagonized political messages both part of the conflict had documented, through photographs, their military and paramilitary activities. Focusing exclusively in Guinean military, this chapter considers the photographs collected from combatants who fought on the Guinean liberation movement and African combatants who belonged to the Portuguese Armed Forces as the objects of a memory elicitation exercise. Juxtaposing photographs with personal recollections, it will be intended to deepen the discussion on some hidden transcripts from the public discourse on this war and how they were articulated by the local and international actors who had intervened in this.
|Title of host publication
|Photography in Portuguese Colonial Africa, 1860–1975
|Filipa Lowndes Vicente, Afonso Dias Ramos
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 2023
|Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies (CIPCSS)