Great Warrior

Robert Wohl

  • Memoirs of War 1914-15 by Marc Bloch, translated by Carole Fink
    Cornell, 177 pp, £9.00, July 1980, ISBN 0 8014 1220 X

What comes to mind when we hear the name Marc Bloch? A great medievalist whose studies of feudal society are still read and admired today? The co-founder with Lucien Febvre of a journal, the Annales, which has given its name to a new school of history with proponents all over the world? A gallant and unyielding résistant who affirmed his Jewish heritage in the face of virulent anti-semitism and died at the hands of a German firing-squad in 1944 crying: ‘Vive la France’?

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