Post-War France

Documents from [1860] to [1970]

Identity Statement

Created By
HAEU Reference Code
Extent and Medium


Physical Medium


Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure


Material analysing agricultural conditions in post-War France,with details of main problems to be dealt with the immediate post-war period: inadequate sized holdings, traditional agricultural methods, no technical progress and training for farmers, rapid decline of agricultural population and lack of structures. Information on how Government dealt with situation: raised farm incomes by increasing production quotas, organisation of markets, export aids and increase in funding, file includes: Background notes on issue, from 1860 and details of agriculture and alimentation in France during the War
Reports from the Commissariat Général au Plan with previsions and objectives for agriculture in each 3-year period
Material on the politicisation of peasants in contemporary France,Gordon Wright,"Rural Revolution in France - The Peasantry in the Twentieth Century"
Analysis of D. Bergman's book, " Les pincipes directeurs d'une politique agricole française", refers to fundamental objectives of period: better utilisation of human resources leading to greater productivity and parity
Article entitled "Progressive Peasants" from the Times Review of Industry, Oct 1962, describing French farming within the Common Market and prospects for the future
References to agricultural developments since 1960 in terms of legislation
Newspaper clippings

Conditions of Access and Use


English, French

Type of Archival Materials


Allied Materials

Icon loader 2acdb8e0a67b493326602c36dfafc6d676b5f427ed73ffa83db703a5365dd0fa
This website requires Javascript to be Activated to work Correctly