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1. From Hope to Disappointment

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Public order issues were at the very heart of the foundation of the Popular Front, a political alliance of Socialists, Radicals, Communists, trade unions and civil rights groups. The need for a defensive alliance of left-wing forces had become apparent in reaction to the bloody evening of 6 February 1934: one of those tumultuous riots with which Parisian history is littered. Despite some disappointments experienced with regard to the central government, Tasso's support amongst Police officers remained solid throughout the Popular Front. Beyond immigration, another difficulty for the Police of the mid-1930s was that the general political climate on the international, national and local stage was so highly charged. Popular Front policy was not the only reason that this defence was successfully assured but the government's efforts almost certainly helped, as did the Police in uncovering and undermining the extreme-right Cagoule conspiracy.

Keywords: central government; Marseille; Police; Popular Front policy; Public order issues



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