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France : the dark years, 1940-1944

Author: Julian Jackson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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"In this study of Occupied France, Julian Jackson examines French experiences of occupation during the 'Dark Years' of 1940-1944. Pulling together previously separate histories of occupation, resistance, and collaboration, he presents a definitive history of the period. The book ranges from the politics of Marshal Petain's regime to the experiences of the ordinary French people, from surrender in 1940 to the purges  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Jackson
ISBN: 0198207069 9780198207061 0199254575 9780199254576
OCLC Number: 45406461
Awards: Short-listed for L.A. Times Book Prize (History) 2001
Description: xix, 660 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Historians and the Occupation --
1. The Shadow of War: Cultural Anxieties and Modern Nightmares --
2. Rethinking the Republic: 1890-1934 --
3. Class War/Civil War --
4. The German Problem --
5. The Daladier Moment: Prelude to Vichy or Republican Revival? --
6. The Debacle --
7. The National Revolution --
8. Collaboration --
9. Collaborationism --
10. Laval in Power 1942-1943 --
11. Propaganda, Policing, and Administration --
12. Public Opinion, Vichy, and the Germans --
13. Intellectuals, Artists, and Entertainers --
14. Reconstructing Mankind --
15. Vichy and the Jews --
16. The Free French 1940-1942 --
17. The Resistance 1940-1942 --
18. De Gaulle and the Resistance 1942 --
19. Power Struggles 1943 --
20. Resistance in Society --
21. Remaking France --
22. Towards Liberation: January to June 1944 --
23. Liberations --
24. A New France? --
Epilogue: Remembering the Occupation --
App. The Camps of Vichy France.
Responsibility: Julian Jackson.
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This is the first comprehensive study of the German occupation of France between 1940 and 1944. The author examines the nature and extent of collaboration and resistance, different experiences of  Read more...


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Jackson devotes a significant part of his study to the period before 1940, and he is particularly strong on the importance of the intellectual climate in France in the 1930s; his discussion of the Read more...

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