Veterans' Associations

TitleVeterans' Associations
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsEichenberg, Julia
Place Published1914–1918-Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Veterans’ associations formed an influential social movement during the interwar period. They provided the platform for former soldiers to commemorate the war and their fallen comrades and to discuss their post-war problems. The associations merged the voices of the soldiers who joined them and, as a group, acquired political and social influence, which they used to promote ex-servicemen’s interests and needs. This article aims to reconsider the rise and fall of the veterans’ movement and reflect on its short-term failures and its long-term impact.

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