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Orphans of the Republic : the nation's legislators in Vichy France

Author: Olivier Wieviorka
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 164.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On July 10, 1940, by a 570 to 80 margin, the deputies and senators in the French parliament voted full powers to Philippe Petain, a man who was no friend to democratic institutions. The vote ended the Third Republic and paved the way for the collaborationist Vichy regime. Olivier Wieviorka offers a nuanced portrait of the individuals who determined the fate of France at this critical moment - who these men were,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Wieviorka
ISBN: 9780674032613 0674032616
OCLC Number: 236142646
Notes: "Originally published as Les orphelins de la République : destinées des députés et sénateurs français (1940-1945)"--Title page verso.
Translated from the French.
Awards: Nominated for J. Russell Major Prize 2009
Description: x, 436 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 The Rules of the Game 12 --
2 Politics First? 82 --
3 Here We Stand, Marechal? --
July 1940 to November 1942 109 --
4 Parting the Waters --
1942-1944 182 --
5 Purge 284.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 164.
Other Titles: Orphelins de la République.
Responsibility: Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by George Holoch.
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On July 10, 1940, by a 570 to 80 margin, the representatives in the French parliament voted full powers to Philippe Petain, ending the Third Republic and paving the way for the Vichy regime.  Read more...

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