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Mutinous Memories: A Subjective History of French Military Protest in 1919

Matt Perry


This book explores the eight-month wave of mutinies in the French infantry and navy in 1919. This revolt stretched from France's intervention against the Soviet Union through the Black Sea, into the Mediterranean and finally resulting in unrest in France's naval ports. As a consequence, mutineers faced courts martial, the threat of the death penalty and years of hard labour. This research is the result of careful scrutiny of official records and, more importantly, the testimony of dozens of mutineers. It is the first study to try to understand the world of the mutineers, assessing their own wo ... More

Keywords: mutiny, 1919, consciousness, senses, emotions, memory, France, contestation, Black Sea, labour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114105
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526114129


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Perry, author
Newcastle University