In the Wake of War: `les Anciens Combattants' and French Society 1914-1939 / Edition 1

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This important study examines the politics and social situation of the eight million Frenchmen who served in the Great War.

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"It has to be good news that Prost's exemplary study can now be appreciated by a new generation of monoglot readers." —History

"Prost's conclusions are persuasively argued, and historians of the verteran experience elsewhere would do well to take his book as a yardstick against which to measure their own work." —Canadian Military History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854963379
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Legacy of the Great War Series
  • Edition description: English ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Antoine Prost is Professor Emeritus of History, at the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface to the English Edition
Introduction 1
1 Recollection 3
2 The Veterans' Movement 27
3 Antimilitarism and Pacifism 51
4 Veterans' Patriotism 79
5 Veterans' Politics: Attitudes and Ethics 95
6 Veterans' Politics: The Middle Classes and the Regime 116
7 Preface to Vichy and the Fourth Republic 137
Postscript 148
Index 149
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