An Alliance of Competing Identities: Stereotypes and Hierarchies Among Entente Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front

  • Chris Kempshall


This chapter examines the relations between men of the different expeditionary forces within the Entente alliance between 1914 and 1918. By examining documents concerning how the men of different countries interacted with each other and with the soldiers of France, it is possible to understand the power and hierarchical structures within which they existed. These structures corresponded with contemporary thinking regarding Great Power politics and, as a result, would see certain nationalities welcomed (such as the Americans) while others would be shunned (such as the Portuguese).


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  • Chris Kempshall
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  1. 1.CanterburyUK

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