Conscripts and Deserters – Alan Forrest

The rise of nationalism is often attributed to the French Revolution when the people of France removed the yoke of the Ancien Régime, established a republican government, and enthusiastically entered the military to defend la Patrie from counterrevolutionary forces.  However, this militant nationalism lasted only briefly as the French Revolutionary Wars progressed into Napoleonic Wars. Continue reading “Conscripts and Deserters – Alan Forrest”