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Title: Evading the War: Deserters and Draft Evaders from the Portuguese Army during the Colonial War
Authors: Cardina, Miguel 
Martins, Susana 
Keywords: Colonial war; Desertion; Estado Novo; Anticolonialism; Guerra colonial; Deserção; Estado Novo; Anticolonialismo
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: The University of Porto, Brown University
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/715593/EU 
IF/00757/2013/CP1164/CT0004 
BPD/117494/2016 
Serial title, monograph or event: E-Journal of Portuguese History
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Abstract: This article analyzes the question of deserters and draft evaders from the Portuguese army during the colonial war. Utilizing as its starting point the recent discussions taking place about this issue in Portuguese society, the analysis seeks to expand the historiographical knowledge that has been built up about this theme, contributing fresh information and new interpretations relating to the matter of disobedience to military conscription. With this aim in mind, we set out to reevaluate the stance that Portugal’s opposition groups adopted in relation to the question of desertion, both at the domestic level and in exile, examining the various typologies relating to the “refusal” of the war and collecting new data on the topic. Important steps will thus be taken towards a quantification of this phenomenon, including the provision of analytical observations that help to put it into perspective.
O presente artigo toma como objeto de análise o lugar dos desertores e refratários da tropa portuguesa durante a guerra colonial. Partindo da forma como o tema tem vindo a ser debatido recentemente na sociedade portuguesa, procura-se avançar no conhecimento historiográfico sobre o tema, trazendo novas informações e interpretações sobre a desobediência à incorporação militar. Nesta medida, revisita-se a posição dos diversos sectores oposicionistas portugueses perante a deserção, no interior e no exílio, examinam-se as diferentes tipologias associadas à recusa da guerra e compilam-se dados novos sobre o tema, nomeadamente para a quantificação do fenómeno, complementados com notas analíticas que contribuem para a sua contextualização.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/89108
ISSN: 1645-6432
Rights: openAccess
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