The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen

  title={The Extreme Right in France: From P{\'e}tain to Le Pen},
  author={Paul Hainsworth},
  journal={Modern \& Contemporary France},
  pages={392 - 392}
  • P. Hainsworth
  • Published 18 July 2012
  • History
  • Modern & Contemporary France
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