Lagrou, Pieter.

The Legacy of Nazi Occupation : Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945-1965 - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. - 1 online resource (343 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Diagrams; Figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I Troublesome heroes: the post-war treatment of resistance veterans; 1 Appropriating victory and re-establishing the state; 2 Heroes of a nation: Belgium and France; 3 A nation of heroes: the Netherlands; Part II Repatriating displaced populations from Germany; 4 Displaced populations; 5 The challenge to the post-war state: Belgium and the Netherlands; 6 Pétain's exiles and De Gaulle's deportees; Part III The legacy of forced economic migration 7 Labour and total war8 Moral panic: 'the soap, the suit and above all the Bible'; 9 Patriotic scrutiny; 10 'Deportation': the defence of the labour conscripts; Part IV Martyrs and other victims of Nazi persecution; 11 Plural persecutions; 12 National martyrdom; 13 Patriotic memories and the genocide; 14 Remembering the war and legitimising the post-war international order; Conclusion; Bibliography; UNPUBLISHED SOURCES; PUBLISHED SOURCES; Index

This book analyses how France, Belgium and the Netherlands emerged from the Second World War. Pieter Lagrou offers a genuinely comparative approach, based on extensive archival research. Brilliantly researched and fluently written, this book will be of central interest to all scholars and students of twentieth-century European history.

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Reconstruction (1939-1951).

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