- First, De Gaulle's "whitening" (blanchiment) of the Free French Forces during the winter of 1944-45 so that more native "French" would be in the army to participate in the upcoming liberation of France (This was after the tirailleurs sénégalais had composed by far the largest percentage of forces in the military campaigns from 1940 to 1944.)
- Second, the French government's poor treatment of the tirailleurs sénégalais veterans in the decades after World War 2, beginning with the massacre at Camp Thiaroye in December 1944.
Here are some items to look at:
- L'histoire oubliee des Tirailleurs senegalais de la Seconde Guerre mondiale by Moulaye Aidara
- GalliaWatch, "Les Indigènes" (long and well done blog post)
- Free French Forces (wiki entry (French version)
- Blanchiment "whitening" of the Free French Forces (just a quick comment)
- The Liberation of Paris: Black and White Photos, and Whitening the Troops (blog post) Now the actual liberation of Paris is an interesting case in its own right because of the American demand that the French division be as white as possible. Libération de Paris (wiki entry; see the English version)
- Rose Bewick, Remembering the Tirailleurs Sénégalais:How should the West African troops, who fought for colonial France, be remembered today?