Fighting for the Unknown Soldier: The Contested Territory of the French Nation in 1934–1938

  title={Fighting for the Unknown Soldier: The Contested Territory of the French Nation in 1934–1938},
  author={Jessica Wardhaugh},
  journal={Modern \& Contemporary France},
  pages={185 - 201}
The left's triumphant appropriation of the nation in discourse and commemoration has become an important focus for studies of the Popular Front period. Yet the response of the leagues and parties of the right to this rhetorical and symbolic challenge has received very little attention, and a significant facet of the political rivalry of these years has thus remained unexplored. This article proposes a comparative study of the concepts of the nation developed by left and right in the period 1934… 
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