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Between resistance and collaboration : popular protest in Northern France, 1940-45 / Lynne Taylor.

By: Taylor, Lynne, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in modern history (St. Martin's Press): Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000Description: v, 195 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0312222068; 9780312222062; 0333736400; 9780333736401.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- France, Northern | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France, Northern | World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- France | France, Northern -- HistoryDDC classification: 940.53/442 LOC classification: D802.F82 | N688 2000Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
The Occupation and Reconstruction -- The Germans Arrive -- Economic Reconstruction -- Reconstruction's Failure and its Consequences -- The Population's Response -- Resistance -- Strikes and Work Stoppages -- Food Riots -- Pillaging -- Black Market and Theft -- Rations for the Month of September 1943 -- Price Inflation of Selected Items over the Period 1 November 1940-1 November 1944.
Review: "Between Resistance and Collaboration is a study of the impact of the Nazi occupation of northern France on the local population. With the establishment of a military dictatorship and a controlled economy, the local population faced serious hardship. This book explores the impact of those changes on the people and how they dealt with the hardships caused by the changes. What is surprising is the variety of means available to the French, both to protest against the hardships and force the authorities to do something about them and to evade the plethora of regulations, political and economic, when the authorities were unable or unwilling to act. The range of forms of protest included strikes and work stoppages, pillaging, foot riots, black marketing and theft. The picture that is painted is of a more complex relationship between occupier and occupied than is typically assumed."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-190) and index.

"Between Resistance and Collaboration is a study of the impact of the Nazi occupation of northern France on the local population. With the establishment of a military dictatorship and a controlled economy, the local population faced serious hardship. This book explores the impact of those changes on the people and how they dealt with the hardships caused by the changes. What is surprising is the variety of means available to the French, both to protest against the hardships and force the authorities to do something about them and to evade the plethora of regulations, political and economic, when the authorities were unable or unwilling to act. The range of forms of protest included strikes and work stoppages, pillaging, foot riots, black marketing and theft. The picture that is painted is of a more complex relationship between occupier and occupied than is typically assumed."--Jacket.

The Occupation and Reconstruction -- The Germans Arrive -- Economic Reconstruction -- Reconstruction's Failure and its Consequences -- The Population's Response -- Resistance -- Strikes and Work Stoppages -- Food Riots -- Pillaging -- Black Market and Theft -- Rations for the Month of September 1943 -- Price Inflation of Selected Items over the Period 1 November 1940-1 November 1944.

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Taylor's well-researched monograph explores the four-year Nazi occupation of northern France during WW II by reconstructing the activities of ordinary persons. The breakdown of the prewar society and state created a fluid and ambiguous situation within which protest and resistance to administrative controls were not only possible but also necessary for survival. Taylor (Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario) systematically examines the wide range of activities and strategies used everyday by local inhabitants as they sought to improve their living and working conditions, as well as the efforts of French civil administrators and German occupying authorities to maintain order and industrial productivity. The author documents a variety of popular protests, including food riots, strikes, black marketeering, theft, pillage, and other forms of disobedience, and she carefully differentiates these protest activities from overt forms of resistance to the Occupation. This detailed local study should be read alongside monographs of broader scope, for example, Miranda Pollard's Reign of Virtue: Mobilizing Gender in Vichy France (1998). A short bibliography is included, along with thorough citations of the primary sources employed. All levels. F. Burkhard; University of Maryland University College

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Lynne Taylor is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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