Title: Os rapazes dos tanques
Photographer(s): Alfredo de Almeida Coelho da Cunha
Writer(s): Adelino Gomes
Designer(s): Alexandre Fernandes
Publisher(s): Porto Editora, Lisboa, Portugal
Size: 25 x 29 cm
Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket
Print: Bloco Gràfico. Lda, Porto, Portugal
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Portugal, 1974
This book offers us images and unique testimonials of men (officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted men) who were facing each other in the Terreiro do Paço and Carmo, on April 25, 1974. Alfredo Cunha photographs and the interviews conducted by Adelino Gomes leads us to (re) live those hours and we understand the doubts, fears, anxiety, tension, hope, the joy experienced by citizens who, after that day, came back, in most cases, to anonymity. And know, too, that look that these men have about the country, forty years later.
This book gives voice, for the first time, to the firing squad and corporals who did not obey the orders of the brigadier commander of the forces loyal to the regime - an act of justice to those who, being at first in defence of the regime, risked their lives and knew how to rise to the challenge.
Os Rapazes dos Tanques is a tribute to the cavalrymen who ended 48 years of dictatorship, especially Captain Salgueiro Maia.