The Far Right French Revolution - The 6 February Crisis | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 4 of 4

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The Far Right French Revolution - The 6 February Crisis | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 4 of 4 5

In February 1934, France threatens to go down the same political rabbit hole as Germany: anti-Semitic Fascism, but the French extremists are not quite as well organized as the Nazis.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Francis van Berkel & Spartacus Olsson
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Francis van Berkel
Edited by: Daniel Weiss
Sound design: Marek Kamiński

Daniel Weiss, Oleg M, Dememorabilia, Julius Jääskeläinen, Adrien Fillon.

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH.

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We now get to some fascinating stuff that is less known outside of France. The events in 1934 will not create a new Fascist state, but they will have deep impact on how France deals with WW2. The February crisis influences military policy, the civilian response, and the way both right wing and left wing political parties deal with the German invasion and occupation. In the next couple of weeks we will come out with a War Against Humanity episode on the WW2 channel about the beginning of French collaboration and resistance - this episode provides essential background to how that plays out in 1940.

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Author — TimeGhost History


Indy: "Bonjour."
Auto-Captions: "Bullshit."

Author — Mad Lad


Some call it Battle Royale others call it French politics

Author — Egbert Popken


An American living in Sweden who speaks French with a German accent, I love it

Author — Jarrak Ferrodont


Even dressed as a 1930s Frenchman, Indy looks stylish as ever

Author — One of Many James-es


Choosing between staying home and spending your night writing poetry or going out and overthrowing the current regime. Can it get more French than that?

Author — Arbiter099


The Politics of France of always struck me as rich and complex. They have a democratic tradition that is distinctly theirs, and worth studying by all those who wish to understand their own democracy. Thank you for covering this.

Author — Derrick White


Indy keep calm and don't react suddenly, there's a beret on your head.

Author — Jose Alejandro


You redecorated!

And the background's different, too...

Author — moosemaimer


This channel is not getting enough attention...

Author — Mohatheking19


French Communist Party now accepting applications for: Entry-level Communist.

Bachelor's degree required. 3 year's experience in proletariat promotion and advocacy preferred. Good Marx from school considered a plus.

Author — Nick McGargill


Literally the first word starting this video: "Fascism"
Youtube Algorithm: Aaaaand, demonetized.

Author — LightFykki


"The press does little to calm fears"
I find this hard to believe....

Author — Kerri Wilson


So 9:02 Stavisky didn't kill himself ... or just a really deeply coded Epstein didn't kill himself in here?

Author — Hontas Farmer


Reminds me of the Spanish civil war, a group of leftists with no agreed upon goal fighting a single Franco. Read George Orwell's real life experience fighting as a socialist volunteer against Franco called "Homage to Catalonia". He fights the Fascists on the front lines only to have deal with the fighting behind the lines between various leftist groups made up of anarchists, socialists, and communists.

Author — Bob1934


Will Indy dress himself as a bullfighter for the Spanish Civil War?

Author — Miguel Kapono


I had no idea France, in another universe, could have gone down the same path as Germany. I feel like not enough info is covered on France in the interwar years. Thanks for another very informative episode, by the way your set design person deserves a raise, excellent work.

Author — excelon13


What about La Cagoule? They were an Underground Fascist Paramilitary Terrorist Group that tried to overthrow the French Government and create a Fascist Regime. That and they partook in Terrorist Attacks and orchestrated false flag operations where they had assassinated Left-Wing Politicians where the La Cagoule blamed it on Leftist infighting. They were then uncovered after a police sting where many members were arrested. Although during WW2, many of the members were released where they would fight against Germany. But after the Fall of France, many of the La Cagoulards either collaborated (Joseph Darnand + Eugene Deloncle) or had joined the Resistance.

Also, there was the rise of the Parti Populaire Francaise - A Fascist Party founded by Ex-Communists under Jacques Doriot, and they became France's largest Fascist Party where after many of the Far-Right Leagues were banned, many had joined in the PPF's ranks where the party had numbered about 120, 000 members. As well, the PPF was very Pro-Germany where they sought reconciliation and a Fascist France in an alliance with Nazi Germany. Although despite being France's largest Fascist Party, during the occupation in Vichy they were sidelined, where despite their dreams of a strong Fascist Franco-German Alliance, they were barred from getting involved in politics. Instead, the only thing they were allowed to do was operate as Collaborationist Paramilitaries hunting the Resistance. As well many of the PPF ended up joining the Foreign Waffen-SS ranks - The Legion of French Volunteers fighting on the Eastern Front.

Author — The Kingfish


How could the guy who died in 1909 be able to do stuff in the thirties? :D at 12:09 I think the dates are wrong

Author — TheDarkwalkertd


Don't confuse France with Paris, though, when you describe the country as a whole. This mistake is often done.

Author — SNOUPS4