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The French defeat of 1940 : reassessments

Author: Joel Blatt
Publisher: Providence [R.I.] : Berghahn Books, 1998.
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First published in 1998, the French debacle of 1940 is re-examined, using fresh analysis, original approaches and new sources. Although the tenor is critical, the contributors suggest the French  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
French defeat of 1940.
Providence [R.I.] : Berghahn Books, 1998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Blatt
ISBN: 1571811095 9781571811097 9781571812261 1571812261
OCLC Number: 36133384
Description: viii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Joel Blatt --
Strategy and scapegoatism : reflections on the French national catastrophe, 1940 / Nicole Jordan --
Marc Bloch and the drôle de guerre : prelude to the "strange defeat" / Carole Fink --
Martyrs' vengeance : memory, trauma, and fear of war in France, 1918-1940 / Omer Bartov --
Domestic politics and the fall of France in 1940 / William D. Irvine --
Edouard Daladier : the conduct of the war and the beginnings of defeat / Elisabeth du Reáu --
The missed opportunity : French refugee policy in wartime, 1939-1940 / Vicki Caron. Prelude to defeat : Franco-Soviet relatons, 1919-1939 / Michael Jabara Carley --
France and the illusion of American support, 1919-1940 / William R. Keylor --
In the eye of the beholder : the cultural representation of France and Germany by The New York Times, 1939-1940 / Robert J. Young --
Reflections on France, Britain and the winter war prodrome, 1939-1940 / John C. Cairns --
"Fighting to the last Frenchman"? Reflections on the BEF deployment to France and the strains in the Franco-British alliance, 1939-1940 / Martin S. Alexander. French defeat in 1940 and its reversal in 1944-1945 : the Deuxième Division Blindée / Philip Farwell Bankwitz --
The trauma of 1940 : a disaster and its traces / Stanley Hoffmann.
Responsibility: edited by Joel Blatt.
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