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Free French Africa in World War II : the African resistance

Author: Eric T Jennings
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First English edition 2015View all editions and formats
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"General de Gaulle's Free French may have been headquartered in London, but their base lay in Brazzaville. This book shows compellingly that the movement drew its strength from 1940 to 1943 from fighting men, resources, and operations in French Equatorial Africa and Cameroon. Territorially, Free France spanned from the Libyan border with Chad down to the Congo River, and to the scattered tiny French territories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Jennings, Eric T. (Eric Thomas), 1970-
Free French Africa in World War II.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015010599
(OCoLC)917009067
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric T Jennings
ISBN: 9781107048485 1107048486 9781107696976 1107696976
OCLC Number: 905419549
Language Note: Translated into English from French.
Notes: "First published in 2014 in 2014 by Perrin (Paris) as La France libre fut africaine"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I) Free France's African gambit --
Colonies without motherlands --
Africa as legitimacy --
Dysfunction in Gaullist Africa --
Part II) The war --
The empire strikes back --
Free French Africa in arms --
Part III) Resource extraction, wartime abuses, and African experiences --
Rubber, gold, and the battle for resources --
Colonial practices and wartime imperatives.
Other Titles: France libre fut africaine.
Responsibility: Eric T. Jennings, University of Toronto.

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A unique look at the key role Free French Africa played during World War II to help the Allied cause.  Read more...

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