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The Resource Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French Resistance, Robert Gildea

Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French Resistance, Robert Gildea

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Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French Resistance
Title
Fighters in the shadows
Title remainder
a new history of the French Resistance
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gildea
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Résistance française" was not simply a national effort to free the country from German occupation, but a national drama around which wider conflicts were played out. Part of a Europe-wide, anti-fascist struggle, it included Spanish republicans, Italian and even German anti-Nazis. A 'war within the war' against the Holocaust brought in Jewish resisters and Christian rescuers. It was a colonial war for the French Empire in Africa and the Near East that set de Gaulle's Free French against the forces of Vichy. Divided over communism and the roles of the USA and USSR, the Resistance within France was divided between those on the far right and the far left, fighting for very different visions of the world. Robert Gildea returns to the testimonies of the resisters themselves, asking who they were, what they believed in and what compelled them to take the terrible risks they did. He brings to the fore stories of women resisters, who history has neglected"--
Summary
Robert Gildea’s penetrating history of France during World War II sweeps aside the French Resistance of a thousand cliches. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris’s liberation in 1944
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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10460268
Cataloging source
EQO
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Gildea, Robert
Dewey number
940.5344
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
Target audience
adult
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a new history of the French resistance
Label
Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French Resistance, Robert Gildea
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=028601360&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Awakenings -- Faire quelque chose -- "Titi has been avenged!" -- London calling -- Une affaire de femmes -- In and out of the shadows -- God's Underground -- The blood of others -- The hinge : North Africa -- Apogee -- Rupture -- Skyfall or guerilla -- D-Day -- Liberation -- Afterlives -- Conclusion : Battle for the soul of the Resistance
Control code
000055404578
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Harvard University press edition.
Extent
xiv, 593 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571280346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12361082
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps
Stock number
12361082
System control number
(OCoLC)922021351
Label
Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French Resistance, Robert Gildea
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=028601360&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Awakenings -- Faire quelque chose -- "Titi has been avenged!" -- London calling -- Une affaire de femmes -- In and out of the shadows -- God's Underground -- The blood of others -- The hinge : North Africa -- Apogee -- Rupture -- Skyfall or guerilla -- D-Day -- Liberation -- Afterlives -- Conclusion : Battle for the soul of the Resistance
Control code
000055404578
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Harvard University press edition.
Extent
xiv, 593 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571280346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12361082
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps
Stock number
12361082
System control number
(OCoLC)922021351

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