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The republic in danger : General Maurice Gamelin and the politics of French defence, 1933-1940

Author: Martin S Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on primary sources and public and private archives, this is a study of the career of one of France's most controversial military leaders, General Maurice Gamelin.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Maurice Gustave Gamelin; Maurice Gustave Gamelin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin S Alexander
ISBN: 0521524296 9780521524292
OCLC Number: 49641380
Notes: Originally published: 1992.
Description: 573 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The making of a republican general; 2. Gamelin and the rebirth of German power; 3. First responses: defence versus detente in the Laval era; 4. The Popular Front, the army and politics; 5. The road to rearmament: Gamelin, Daladier and Popular Front defence policy; 6. Gamelin and air support of the army; 7. Gamelin, the Maginot Line and Belgium; 8. Gamelin, Yugoslavia and the eastern alliances: assets or embarrassments?; 9. Men or material? Gamelin and British support for France; 10. Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Soviet Union: from appeasement to war; 11. Gamelin and the fall of Poland; 12. The Twilight War: military stagnation and political conflict; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Martin S. Alexander.

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Previously reviled as 'the man who lost the Battle of France', General Maurice Gamelin is here presented as an individual working against civil-military friction to re-arm France against a growing  Read more...

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