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The War Guilt Problem and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, 1914-1944

Norman Ingram


This book contributes in important ways to three distinct historical arguments. First and foremost, it is a significant addition to a still small, but growing, literature on the Ligue des droits de l’homme (LDH), an organization founded in 1898 at the height of the Dreyfus Affair which lay at the very centre of French Republican politics in the era of the two world wars. It posits that the Ligue was half-dead by its own hand by 1937—well before the Nazi invasion of May 1940—because of its inability to resolve the question of war guilt from the Great War. The issue of war origins and war guilt ... More

Keywords: Ligue des droits de l’homme, French Republicanism, Great War, war guilt, war origins, pacifism, Vichy France, collaboration, Germany, Nazis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827993
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827993.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Ingram, author
Professor of Modern French History, Concordia University

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