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France in the Second World War: Collaboration, Resistance, Holocaust, Empire
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France in the Second World War: Collaboration, Resistance, Holocaust, Empire (Paperback)

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During 1940-1944, the citizens of France and its Empire endured the 'dark years' of invasion, persecution and foreign occupation. Thousands of men, women and children suffered arrest, deportation and death as the French Vichy regime worked to secure a place for France in Hitler's New Order. France in the Second World War is a wide-ranging yet succinct introduction to the French experience of the Second World War and its aftermath. It examines the fall of France in 1940 and the founding of the Vichy regime, as well as collaboration, resistance, everyday life, the Holocaust, the Liberation and the echoes of the period in contemporary France.

Chris Millington addresses the chief topics in chapters that synthesizes the key points of the history and the historiography. The French Empire is carefully integrated throughout, illustrating the global impact of events on mainland France. In addition, Millington provides a helpful glossary of terms, personalities and movements from the period and an annotated bibliography of English-language sources to guide students to the most relevant works in the area.

France in the Second World War provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and historiography of France and its Empire during their darkest hours.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 20/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9781350094970  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Chris Millington is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the author of Fighting for France: Violence in Interwar French Politics (2018), From Victory to Vichy: Veterans in Inter-war France (2012) and co-author, along with Brian Jenkins, of France and Fascism: February 1934 and the Dynamics of Political Crisis (2015).

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