France and the Dreyfus affair by Douglas W. J. Johnson

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Dreyfus, Alfred, -- 1859-1935,
  • France -- Politics and government -- 1870-1940

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 231-234.

Book details

Statementby Douglas Johnson.
SeriesBlandford history series ; problems of history
The Physical Object
Pagination242 p. :
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23826860M

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Emile Loubet. InDreyfus was returned to France for another trial. The intense political and judicial scandal that ensued divided French society into two camps: the conservative, pro-Army “anti-Dreyfusards” and the anticlerical, pro-republican “Dreyfusards”.Against all the odds, Dreyfus was convicted r on 19 Septemberfollowing a passionate campaign by.

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