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Taboos of Defeat : Unmentionable Memories of the Franco-Prussian War in France, 1870-1914

Varley, Karine (2008) Taboos of Defeat : Unmentionable Memories of the Franco-Prussian War in France, 1870-1914. In: Defeat and Memory. Palgrave McMillan, Basingstoke, pp. 62-80. ISBN 9780230517400

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Abstract

The legacy of defeat in war reverberates through private and collective memory and remains a sub-text in international relations and political discourse. This chapter examines the Franco-Prussian war in France, 1870-1914