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This is the first full-scale study of France under the Vichy regime to bring together much of the research on the resistance. Offering striking new perspectives on the history and culture of the period, prominent scholars present a comprehensive overview of this short but momentous period in French history.
Call Number: Electronic Resource and General Stacks D802.F8 V465 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
Bringing together key international scholars, Vichy, Resistance, Liberation: New Perspectives on Wartime France offers original insight into this critical period of modern France. It shifts the focus away from straightforward political history to reflect the current interest in socio-cultural aspects of the Second World War and breaks down traditional chronological barriers.In seeking to understand war from a social perspective, the contributors focus on individuals and communities.
Through hundreds of documents and photographs, this book offers a view of life in France during the German occupation of World War II. Material includes posters, newspapers and leaflets from the Vichy administration, as well as commentary from noted French Historians.
Basing his extensive research into hitherto unexploited archival documentation on both sides of the Rhine, Allan Mitchell has uncovered the inner workings of the German military regime from the Wehrmacht's triumphal entry into Paris in June 1940 to its ignominious withdrawal in August 1944.
From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs the network of fateful events--the drama, the fervor, and the triumph--that heralded one of the most dramatic episodes of our time.
Robert O. Paxton's classic study of the aftermath of France's sudden collapse under Nazi invasion utilizes captured German archives and other contemporary materials to construct a strong and disturbing account of the Vichy period in France.
This poignant, must-see film chronicles the life story of Sister Rose Thering, a gutsy Dominican nun who had the courage, the toughness, and the passion to resist the status quo and push for what she believed was right.
"Often moving . . . always fascinating . . . women in the French Resistance is a key subject. Margaret Weitz has gathered personal testimonies . . . and set them in an intelligible context that helps us understand how all French people--men and women--experienced the Nazi occupation." --Robert Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University.