Selective Memory: British Perceptions of the Herero-Nama Genocide, 1904-1908 and 1918

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Selective Memory : British Perceptions of the Herero-Nama Genocide, 1904-1908 and 1918. / Bomholt Nielsen, Mads.

In: Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 43, No. 2, 02.2017, p. 315-330.

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Bomholt Nielsen, M 2017, 'Selective Memory: British Perceptions of the Herero-Nama Genocide, 1904-1908 and 1918', Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 315-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2017.1286843

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Bomholt Nielsen, M. (2017). Selective Memory: British Perceptions of the Herero-Nama Genocide, 1904-1908 and 1918. Journal of Southern African Studies, 43(2), 315-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2017.1286843

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Bomholt Nielsen M. Selective Memory: British Perceptions of the Herero-Nama Genocide, 1904-1908 and 1918. Journal of Southern African Studies. 2017 Feb;43(2):315-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2017.1286843

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Bomholt Nielsen, Mads. / Selective Memory : British Perceptions of the Herero-Nama Genocide, 1904-1908 and 1918. In: Journal of Southern African Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 43, No. 2. pp. 315-330.

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