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The French Defeat of 1940: Reassessments

The French Defeat of 1940: Reassessments (Hardback)

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Why France, the major European continental victor in 1918, suffered total defeat in six weeks at the hands of the vanquished power of 1918 only two decades later remains moot. Why the stunning reversal of fortunes? In this volume thirteen prominent scholars reexamine the French debacle of 1940 in interwar perspectives, utilizing fresh analysis, original approaches, and new sources. Although the tenor of the volume is critical, the contributors also suggest that French preparations for war knew successes as well as failures, that French defeat was not inevitable, and that the Battle of France might have turned out differently if different choices had been made and other paths been followed.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated Publication Date: 01/07/1998 ISBN-13: 9781571811097  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/09/2000.  

Joel Blatt teaches at the University of Connecticut at Stamford.

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