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War and liberation in France : living with the liberators

Author: Hilary Footitt
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book looks for the first time at the ways in which the Allies and the French, liberators and liberated, met and understood each other in the course of the liberation of France. Living with the Liberators brings together Anglo-American and French narratives of the Liberation, and shows how people 'on the ground', in particular areas of France, lived through these events together."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Footitt
ISBN: 1403902844 9781403902849
OCLC Number: 53162487
Description: x, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Welcoming the liberators --
Liberation on the move : Normandy --
Meeting Private Ryan : Cherbourg --
The politics of disappointment : liberation in the South --
Removing inflammable material : the Pyrénées-Orientales --
The long goodbye : Reims --
Liberated and liberation.
Responsibility: Hilary Footitt.
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This book, coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the Liberation of France, takes a unique approach to the events of 1944, by seeing them as shared experiences which brought ordinary  Read more...


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