ROMANIAN EMIGRANTS AND PRISONERS IN FRANCE (1917-1919) 
AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ROMANIA’S STATE COMPLETION (II) Cover Image
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EMIGRANłII SI PRIZONIERII ROMÂNI DIN FRANłA (1917-1919) ÎN LUPTA PENTRU ÎNTREGIREA STATALĂ A ROMÂNIEI (II)
ROMANIAN EMIGRANTS AND PRISONERS IN FRANCE (1917-1919) AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ROMANIA’S STATE COMPLETION (II)

Author(s): Ioan Şerban I.
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia

Summary/Abstract: The author discusses the difficulties met by the attempt of organizing a military group of Romanian voluntaries and war prisoners in 1917-1919. The intention was that this military group would participate in the battles on the west front, supporting in this way Entente’s cause in the conditions of Romania’s capitulation through the peace treaty from Bucharest (1917). The action of organization was delayed due to hesitations of Entente’s decision making staff on the one hand, and by the disagreements of the Romanian emigration, on the other. The movement for organization received a new boost through the formation on 6 September 1918 of a National Council of Romanian Unity in Paris. One of the commissions of the Council assumed as its main task the organization of a Romanian Legion in France. The Legion was formed on 22 October 1918, through an order of the President Raymond Poincaré, but did not have the chance to participate in the effort of defeating the Central Powers. Its only mission remained the repatriation in order to support the Romanian authorities confronted with the danger of attacks in the newly united territories. The repatriation took place in June-July 1919.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: Vol. 42
  • Page Range: 357-366
  • Page Count: 10