Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance

by Robert Gildea

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Overview

Robert Gildea’s penetrating history of France during World War II sweeps aside the French Resistance of a thousand clichés. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris’s liberation in 1944.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674915022
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 615
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Copyright Dedication Contents List of Illustrations Maps Acknowledgements Introduction: Remembering the French Resistance Chapter 1. Awakenings Chapter 2. Faire quelque chose Chapter 3. ‘Titi has been avenged!’ Chapter 4. London calling Chapter 5. Une affaire de femmes Chapter 6. In and out of the shadows Chapter 7. God’s Underground Chapter 8. The blood of others Chapter 9. The hinge: North Africa Chapter 10. Apogee Chapter 11. Rupture Chapter 12. Skyfall or guerrilla Chapter 13. D-Day Chapter 14. Liberation Chapter 15. Afterlives Conclusion: Battle for the Soul of the Resistance List of Abbreviations Cast List Notes Bibliography Index

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