Film settles account for forgotten war veterans

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Film settles account for forgotten war veterans

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A NEW film which describes the suffering of France’s Arab and African troops in the Second World War has moved President Chirac to restore full pensions to the 80,000 surviving veterans.

M Chirac is expected to announce the measure, which will cost the State more than £100 million (€148 million), after the opening tomorrow of Indigènes, a prize-winning feature on the little-known story of the colonial forces that fought in France, Italy and Germany in 1944-45.

The excitement over the film, entitled Days of Glory in English, is part of a general review in France of its conduct towards its former colonials and the failure to assimilate their descendants, some of whom rioted last year on their ghetto-like housing estates
I got all excited when I saw this headline, imagining it was going to be a British film about Burma.Still looks interesting, and good news for those having their pensions restored.
 
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ah not a dry eye in the house....





hang on is this film about Roman Catholics?
 
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"a general review in France of its conduct towards its former colonials and the failure to assimilate their descendants, some of whom rioted last year on their ghetto-like housing estates"

Aaah...bribing a certain religious group then.....
 
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Might be good. I've been waiting for some good films about colonial troops.
 
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Random_Task said:
Film settles account for forgotten war veterans

Times Link here

A NEW film which describes the suffering of France’s Arab and African troops in the Second World War has moved President Chirac to restore full pensions to the 80,000 surviving veterans.

M Chirac is expected to announce the measure, which will cost the State more than £100 million (€148 million), after the opening tomorrow of Indigènes, a prize-winning feature on the little-known story of the colonial forces that fought in France, Italy and Germany in 1944-45.

The excitement over the film, entitled Days of Glory in English, is part of a general review in France of its conduct towards its former colonials and the failure to assimilate their descendants, some of whom rioted last year on their ghetto-like housing estates
I got all excited when I saw this headline, imagining it was going to be a British film about Burma.Still looks interesting, and good news for those having their pensions restored.
Got me excited too, you are a total bugger for posting it. well, i suppose it has human interest....
 

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