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From Victory to Vichy: Veterans in Interwar France

Chris Millington

Abstract

The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy 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). Drawing on extensive research into the associations’ organisation, policies and tactics, this study argues that French veterans were more of a threat to democracy than previous scholarship has allowed. As France descended into crisis, the UF and the UNC sought to extend their influence into the non-veteran milieu throug ... More

Keywords: France, Veterans, Vichy, Fascism, Interwar, First World War, Third Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085505
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085505.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Millington, author