Presentation1Principle Publications

Chris Millington’s first book, From Victory to Vichy: Veterans in Inter-war France (MUP, 2012), is the most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind. It explores the political mobilisation of the two largest French veterans’ associations during the interwar years, the Union fédérale (UF) and the Union nationale des combattants (UNC).

His second book, co-authored with Brian Jenkins, France and Fascism (Routledge, 2015), explores the political crisis on February 1934 in France.  At this time, fascist groups mobilised against the democratic Republic and almost succeeded in toppling the regime.

Chris Millington has co-edited with Kevin Passmore a volume of essays, Political Violence and Democracy in Western Europe, 1918-1940 (Palgrave, 2015). The contributions in the collection explore manifestations of political violence in the democracies of interwar Europe.  They demonstrate that violence remained a part of political competition in the democratic regimes of Western Europe.


Chris Millington’s principal publications. Click the image for a full list of his publications.

Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. ‘Communist veterans in 1920s France: The Association républicaine des anciens combattants’, Journal of War and Culture Studies (forthcoming)
  2. ‘The memory of the Cambodian genocide: The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum’, with Caitlin Brown, History Compass, 13.2 (2015), 31-39.
  3. ‘Street-fighting men: Political violence in interwar France’, English Historical Review 129.538 (2014), 606-638, shortlisted for the 2013 Malcolm Bowie Prize
  4. ‘Political violence in interwar France’, History Compass 10.3 (2012), 246-259.
  5. ‘The French veterans and the Republic: The Union nationale des combattants and the Union fédérale, 1934-1938’, European History Quarterly 42.1 (2012), 50-71.
  6. ‘February 6, 1934: The veterans’ riot’, French Historical Studies 33.4 (2010), 545-573.


  1. ‘Duelling with words and fists: Meeting hall violence in interwar France’, in Chris Millington and Kevin Passmore (eds), Political Violence and Democracy in Western Europe, 1918-1940 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015).
  2. ‘The veterans and the extreme right: The Union nationale des combattants, 1927-1936’, in Samuel Kalman and Sean Kennedy (eds), The French Right Between the Wars: Political and Intellectual Movements from Conservatism to Fascism (New York: Berghahn Books, 2014), 65-81.
  3. The shooting at Chartres: A case study in French political violence’, in Ludivine Broch and Alison Carroll (eds), France in an Era of Global War, 1914-45 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014), 73-92.

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