Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Long Silence: Civilian Life Under the German Occupation of Northern France

Long Silence: Civilian Life Under the German Occupation of Northern France (Hardback)

£70.00
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Based on original sources, including diaries, memoirs, family records and official documents, this is an account of how the rich agricultural and industrial areas of northern France were invaded, occupied and exploited between the summer of 1914 and the Armistice in November 1918. Factories were stripped, household furniture and fittings requisitioned, food supplies taken, and the population maltreated, malnourished and even taken to forced labour camps. Starvation loomed, and contact with the outside world vanished until Herbert Hoover set up his scheme of aid which kept the population alive during the war. The book describes how, in the struggle to survive, French civilians responded in ways which became familiar in World War II - escape networks, espionage, clandestine news-sheets, help for British soldiers trapped behind enemy lines - and all under the eyes of the occupying German army.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsRevolutions, uprisings, rebellionsFrench RevolutionHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 31/12/1999 ISBN-13: 9781860644795  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Helen McPhail has worked as a translator for the Historie de la Grande Guerre, Peronne.

More books by Helen McPhail

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

In Pursuit of Politics: Education and...
(Hardback)
Adrian O'Connor
 
 
£75.00
 
The French Revolution and Napoleon:...
(Paperback)
Lynn Hunt; Jack R. Censer
 
 
£21.99
 
The French Army 1750-1820
(Paperback)
Rafe Blaufarb
 
 
£20.00
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part One
08/12/2017

Our knowledgeable and fabulous Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. First up we have books in Italian, Portugese and Swedish.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd