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Algeria Taboo In France?
long_tom
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 09:48 AM UTC
It happens that a French artist (not a military modeler) has said that it was when it came up. So same story here?
barkingdigger
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 01:48 AM UTC
Some context, please? Do you mean discussion of Algeria is taboo in France because of colonial history that many wish to forget? I doubt it would be taboo here on Kitmaker as long as it's in reference to building models - we accept any historical discussion as exactly that - a discussion of things that have been. I'm sure the Holocaust and WW2 generally are far more "taboo" than anything that happened in Algeria, but that doesn't keep them off the forums!
long_tom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC
Are French people willing to depict and discuss it or not.

The problem is less colonialism (France had a bunch like other European powers) but how France politically lost Algeria despite their military victories. In fact, the movie "Umbrellas Of CHerbourg" had a young man who was drafted to go fight in Algeria.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:56 AM UTC
As has been said in the past about posts like this .... What has it to do with modelling ? Very little as far I can see.
long_tom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:07 AM UTC

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As has been said in the past about posts like this .... What has it to do with modelling ? Very little as far I can see.


That's why this section is called "History Club".