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‘William Le Queux, Master of Misinformation’

Ailise Bulfin and Harry Wood

German state unexpectedly beat France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71). Security fears were further exacerbated by intense European competition for prized overseas territory, mounting anti-colonial sentiment within Britain's own imperial possessions

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

remarkable increase of duels in the wake of national ordeals has also been observed in other European countries, for example, in France after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871. 45 It was then that the honor councils were introduced into the Greek Army, on

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Marrying into the Nation

Immigrant Bachelors, French Bureaucrats, and the Conjugal Politics of Naturalization in the Third Republic

Nimisha Barton

context of population crisis following the Franco-Prussian War and, three decades later, the Great War. With the decimation of the French male population between 1914 and 1918, Frenchmen were called upon more than ever before to reproduce for a nation bled

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The Office de la Famille Française

Familialism and the National Revolution in 1940s Morocco

Margaret Cook Andersen

being sustained largely by reductions in mortality rates and not the increasingly restrained birthrate. Following French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–1871, growing numbers of patriotic French people feared the consequences of the dwindling

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What Was So Funny about Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)

A Comedic Film between History and Memory

Michael Mulvey

’honneur during the Franco-Prussian War. Tenenbaum was absent from Oury’s life, and his widowed maternal grandmother, “Mouta” Berthe née Goldner (1871–1949), and his mother raised him in an unobservant household. After his baccalaureate, Oury entered the Comédie

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Whitney Walton

La Rochelle, and they had one son. Suffering financial losses during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871, the family moved to Paris, where Charles Vincens served in the Ministry of the Interior, and Cécile Vincens tutored and translated. A family

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Nicole Hudgins

of horror and fascination when touring the destruction of Paris following the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune. 17 After the Bloody Week of May 1871, Théophile Gautier and Edmond de Goncourt admitted to having “the yearning to see the grotesque

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The Mysterious Mr Le Queux

War Novelist, Defence Publicist and Counterspy

Roger T. Stearn

derived partly from the Franco-Prussian War – in which Le Queux's father had allegedly fought as a franc-tireur – it also anticipated German atrocities in occupied territory in both world wars. 92 Yet as an account of a war and as propaganda for its

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Yan Slobodkin

at all. 33 Nutritionists now added a new possibility: human difference could be due to diet. Nutrition provided a new approach to the French obsession with racial decline that emerged after the Franco-Prussian War. 34 In contrast to an earlier focus

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German Debts

Entangled Histories of the Greek–German Relationship and Their Varied Effects

Klaus Neumann

Bolshevik Russia in 1918, and the Allies, when they negotiated with Germany at Versailles, demanded substantial reparations. After the 1870-1871 Franco–Prussian War, France had to cede Alsace and Lorraine to the German Empire and had to pay Germany a total