100 Years since the Occupation of Arad by the French Army Cover Image

100 de ani de la ocuparea Aradului de armata franceză
100 Years since the Occupation of Arad by the French Army

What Did the Worried People of Arad Ask for at the Time?

Author(s): Andrei Ando, Mihaela Ozarchevici
Subject(s): History
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Newspaper; Great Union; French troops; Arad; history
Summary/Abstract: This year, on the 13th of December 2018, the Romanians celebrate 100 years since the establishment of the French occupation army - detachments for the maintenance of peace, an event which had strong implications on the history of Romania. After the Great Union of the 1st of December 1918 had caused military clashes on the streets of Arad and its surroundings, French battalions were detached to Arad, and the city was under French occupation until the 16th of July 1919. This paper presents the way in which two publications from Arad – the newspapers “Românul” and “Aradi Közlöny” – reported the arrival of general Berthelot on the 29th of December 1918 and of the French soldiers on the 31st of December 1918. These were topics of great interest for publicists who reported how they perceived the arrival of the2French troops in Arad, or how this transitional regime was seen throughout history. By bringing these texts from the newspapers to the foreground, we intend to bring to life various impact actions for the national history, intending thus to design a greater image of an important period of the history of Arad, in the general context of the occupation of Banat by the French troops.

  • Page Range: 109-123
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Romanian