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The republic in danger.

Author: Martin S Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edition
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin S Alexander
ISBN: 0521524296 9780521524292
OCLC Number: 942592953
Notes: Originally published: 1992.
Description: 573 pages
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.

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' ... immensely thorough, dispassionate and well written ... This impressive volume, developing the themes of previous revisionist interpretations, throws new light on pre-1939 French politics and Read more...

 
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