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Memory of War in France, 1914-45

Cesar Fauxbras, the Voice of the Lowly

Authors: Perry, M.

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Memory of War in France examines France in the era of world war through the unconventional eyes of the veteran, activist and novelist, César Fauxbras. It encompasses the French navy at war, the naval mutinies of 1919, the experience of unemployment, interwar pacifism, French defeat in 1940 and Paris under the heel of German occupation.

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MATT PERRY Reader in Labour History at Newcastle University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of twentieth-century labour history in Britain and France. His books include Marxism and History, The Jarrow Crusade: Protest and Legend, and Prisoners of Want: the Experience and Protests of the French Unemployed 1921-45.

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'It is to Perry's credit that each chapter leaves the reader wanting to read more of Fauxbras.' - Chris Millington, Cardiff University, French History

'Fauxbras is an intrinsically interesting character, and Perry is to be praised for rescuing him from relative obscurity...Memory of War in France provides a springboard for future social histories of memory and an engaging narrative of one man's attempt to understand, critique and shape the testing times he lived through.' -Chris Pearson, University of Warwick, Journal of Contemporary History

'As well as providing a rich and fascinating account of the experiences of ordinary people in these extraordinary times, it also offers a stimulating reflection on the relationship between micro- and macro-history, its emphasis on individual political trajectories a timely counter-balance to studies of collective memory...In itself, Perry's book is a model of the historian's craft. It should appeal not only to political and cultural historians of twentieth-century France, but also to those interested in the writing of history itself.' Jessica Wardhaugh, University of Warwick, English Historical Review


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory of War in France, 1914-45
Book Subtitle
Cesar Fauxbras, the Voice of the Lowly
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29774-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230297746
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-59441-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36929-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
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