Hervé, Gustave
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Hervé, Gustave

(January 2, 1871, Brest – October 25, 1944, Paris), French politician and commentator. Hervé attracted attention as a radical, antimilitarist journalist during the years 1901 to 1905; he became a national celebrity by his recommendation to workers that they should “planter le drapeau sur le fumier” (plant the flag on the dung heap). In a newspaper Hervé founded in 1906, La Guerre sociale, he consistently signed his articles with “un sans-patrie” (a stateless person). He maintained with extraordinary vehemence the thesis that workers had no homeland an…

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Mollenhauer, Daniel, “Hervé, Gustave”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0280>
First published online: 2015



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