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France and the Second World War: Resistance, Occupation and Liberation

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Overview

France and the Second World War is a concise introduction to a crucial and controversial period of French history - world war and occupation. During World War Two, France had the dramatic experience of occupation by the Germans and the legacy of this traumatic time has lived on until today, to the enduring fascination of historians and students. France and the Second World War provides a fresh and balanced insight into the events of this era of conflict, exploring the key themes of:

* occupation as a social, economic and political phenomenon

* the Vichy regime and the politics of collaboration

* the 'resistance', resistors and its ideology

* the liberation

* the legacy of the wartime period. Topical and compelling, France and the Second World War provdies us with great insight into how and what happended in France during 1940. Peter Davies is Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. His books include The National Front in France (Routledge, 1999).

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'This book is most definitely worthy of a read and is more than worth the purchasing price.' - Leslie JR Obre, Scottish Association of Teachers of History - History Teaching Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415238977
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/25/2000
  • Series: Introduction to History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Davies is Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. His books include The National Front in France (Routledge, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology of key events
Introduction: background and context 1
1 Occupation: French and Germans 8
2 Vichy and collaboration: from the National Revolution to Hitler's revolution 27
3 Resistance: internal and external 49
4 Liberation: freedom, hope and relief 70
5 Legacy: an era still alive 86
Evaluation: issues and themes 107
Notes 111
Bibliography 131
Index 138
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