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The resistance in Western Europe 1940-1945

Author: Olivier Wieviorka; Jane Marie Todd
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: European perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The resistance in Western Europe has long been considered a national phenomenon that provided a significant contribution, both politically and militarily, to Nazi defeat in World War II. But the so-called "army of shadows" could never have risen without the support of London, first, and then of Washington. National factors thus played a preeminent part in the birth of the Resistance, while the British and Americans  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Wieviorka; Jane Marie Todd
ISBN: 9780231189965 0231189966 9780231189972 0231189974
OCLC Number: 1086405902
Awards: Winner of Prix du livre d'histoire de l'Europe 2018
Short-listed for Translation Prize - Nonfiction, French-American Foundation 2020
Description: xxi, 488 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude: A glowing Picture: I. Reinventing a Coalition --
II. Set Europe Ablaze! --
III. Internecine Struggles --
IV. Ententes Cordiales? --
V. Legitimacy at Stake --
VI. The Dual Shock of 1941 and Its Consequences --
VII. Coming of Age --
VIII. Developments --
IX. Compulsory Labor: An Opportunity or a Curse? --
X. Mixed Results --
XI. Taking Up Arms --
XII. Propaganda --
XIII. Cadres --
XIV. Minor Maneuvers, Major Policies --
XV. Italian Complexities --
XVI. Planning for Liberation --
XVII. Plans and Instructions --
XVIII. Political Liberation --
XIX. Action! --
XX. Peripheries --
XXI. Order or Chaos?.
Series Title: European perspectives.
Other Titles: Histoire de la Résistance en Europe occidentale.
Responsibility: Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by Jane Marie Todd.


The Resistance in Western Europe is a sweeping analytical history of the underground anti-Nazi forces during World War II. Examining clandestine organizations in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands,  Read more...


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With a subject like this, where the stories are almost always saturated with romanticism, and tend to look at events in just one country, Wieviorka's transnational accounting provides a useful Read more...

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