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French soldiers' morale in the Phoney War, 1939-1940

Author: Maude Williams; Bernard Wilkin
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge studies in the modern history of France
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The collapse of the French Army in 1940 is a well-researched topic in Second World War Studies but a surprising gap in the historiography emerges when it comes to the study of the French military prior to the May 1940 German offensive. Using various public and private sources in different languages, this book addresses this gap by studying morale on the frontline and its management by the French government, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Maude.
French soldiers' morale in the Phoney War, 1939-1940.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018034908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maude Williams; Bernard Wilkin
ISBN: 9781315311494 1315311496 9781315311487 1315311488
OCLC Number: 1055567673
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The French Army on the German-French border --
Inaction and demoralisation --
The struggle against cafard --
Dealing with German and Communist propaganda --
Interacting with British soldiers.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the modern history of France
Responsibility: Maude Williams and Bernard Wilkin.

Abstract:

"The collapse of the French Army in 1940 is a well-researched topic in Second World War Studies but a surprising gap in the historiography emerges when it comes to the study of the French military prior to the May 1940 German offensive. Using various public and private sources in different languages, this book addresses this gap by studying morale on the frontline and its management by the French government, the Grand Quartier Général, at the scale of the regiment and on a personal level. It also investigates German and British propaganda in French and aimed at the French sector of the frontline to offer the first comprehensive comparative study of French army morale in any language"--

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