The Belgian army and society from independence to the Great War

TitleThe Belgian army and society from independence to the Great War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsDraper, Mario
Number of Pages281
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Springer International Publishing
CityLondon
Abstract

This book explores Belgian state-building through the prism of its army from independence to the First World War. It argues that party politics, which often ran along geographical, linguistic, and religious lines, prevented both Flemings and Walloons from reconciling their regional identities into a unified concept of Belgian nationalism. By examining the composition, experience, and image of the army's officer corps and rank and file, as well as those of the auxillary forces, this book shows that although military and civilian society often separate from one another, the army providedĀ a fleeting glimpse into the dichotomy that was pre-war Belgium. (Palgrave Macmillan)

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