Fighting for France: Violence in Interwar French Politics

ISBN : 9780197266274

Chris Millington
250 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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Fighting for France is the first book to examine violence between political extremists in interwar France and the ways in which contemporaries understood it. This has important implications for understanding twentieth-century French politics, not least the French experience of collaboration with the Nazis during the Second World War.


Introduction: Violence and Democracy in Interwar France; 1 The Battle for the Street; 2 Duelling in the Meeting Hall; 3 The Mob and the Mass: Demonstrations, Parades and Riots; 4 Brutes and Bludgeoners: The Police; 5 Fighting for the Factory Floor; 6 Conclusion; Appendix

About the author: 

Dr Chris Millington is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History at Swansea University. He has worked at Birkbeck, University of London, and Cardiff University where he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. He is author of From Victory to Vichy: Veterans in Inter-war France (2012) and, with Brian Jenkins, France and Fascism: February 1934 and the Dynamics of Political Crisis (2015).

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