After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

by Thomas J. Laub


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German policy in occupied France during the Second World War was in many ways a story of bitter internal conflict between the various German agencies in charge of the occupation. After the Fall provides a detailed analysis of the struggle between these different agencies, highlighting the significant differences in ideology, policy, and method between the army, the SS, and the diplomatic service, and the rivalries between them in their struggle for dominance. It also looks at what these battles implied for the direction of German policy in France, from the exploitation of the French economy and the suppression of resistance activity, to the attempt to carry out Nazi racial plans. In the process, it sheds much light on both the inner workings of the Nazi regime and on the decisions made by the French government during the course of the occupation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199687190
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas J. Laub teaches history at Delta State University, Mississippi.

Table of Contents

1. The Shocking Defeat
2. Rivals and Scavengers
3. Setting the Precedent 58
4. First Measures
5. Resistance and Reprisals
6. The End of Ambiguity
7. Transitions
8. Defamation, Discrimination, and Despoliation
9. Racial Deportations
10. Labor Deportations and Resistance
11. Invasion and Retreat

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