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Geoffrey Warner

The atmosphere of plot and intrigue that surrounded the last few years of the Third Republic, writes Geoffrey Warner, has given French right wing extremists a taste for armed conspiracy.

After the collapse of France in 1940, writes Geoffrey Warner, “French Parliamentary democracy perished at the hands of a man who had mastered its every art”.

Alexandre Stavisky in a police mugshot, 1926

Geoffrey Warner describes a politically polarising event which would later influence the formation of French fascism and the Vichy state.

Geoffrey Warner looks at the reasons for the delay in opening a second Allied Front.

Geoffrey Warner continues our series on Post-War Reconstruction.