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endorsement. The Maginot Line, the French army and France’s empire and allies were frequent stars of films and newsreels during the 1930s.8 But official thinking perceived the air threat too. Instruction manuals issued by the Défense Passive (see Figure 1) illustrated the obstacles enemy planes would face before they reached their targets: detected by look-out and listening posts, French fighter planes would intercept them, batteries of anti-aircraft fire would fire and mobile barrage balloons would shield civilians.9 Défense passive was the name given to civil defence

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45
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wounded patients were transferred to Butare hospital after being given first aid by peacekeepers, while hundreds of wounded received no medical care at all. Zambian and Australian peacekeepers present at the scene counted an estimated 4,050 dead. They said that they had still not finished counting all the bodies on the hill by the end of the day on 22 April. Australian film director, George Gittoes, who

in Humanitarian aid, genocide and mass killings