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Published: 07 October 2016

256 Pages | 0

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526106599

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From Victory to Vichy

Veterans in Inter-War France

First Edition

Chris Millington

Published by Manchester University Press

Cultural History of Modern War MUP

  • Explores the political mobilisation of the two largest French veterans' associations during the interwar years, the Union fédérale (UF) and the Union nationale des combattants (UNC)
  • Revises the established interpretation that French veterans were inherently democratic and supportive of the parliamentary Third Republic
  • Draws on extensive research into the associations' organisation, policies and tactics
  • Aargues that French veterans were more of a threat to democracy than previous scholarship has allowed
  • The evaluation and interpretation of archival, primary and secondary sources is thorough and incisive
  • Wilson writes clearly and authoritatively and the book is a pleasure to read

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