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Fighting for France: Violence in Interwar French Politics

Chris Millington


Fighting for France is the first book to examine the violent confrontations between political groups in interwar France. A range of groups at the political extremes employed physical aggression against their enemies and threatened to bring about the violent demise of the democratic regime. The scale of confrontations ranged from encounters between individuals to large clashes involving hundreds of activists. Until now, historians have denied and downplayed the frequency and seriousness of French political violence in favour of an interpretation that emphasises France's weddedness to democracy. ... More

Keywords: France, political violence, fascism, communism, interwar years

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266274
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Millington, author
Senior Lecturer, Swansea University