The Fall of France 1940.
By: Shennan, Andrew.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Turning Points: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (196 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317887966.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Fall of France 1940DDC classification: 944.08 LOC classification: D756 -- .S48 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Series Editor's Preface -- Author's Preface -- Author's Acknowledgements -- Publisher's Acknowledgements -- Prologue: May-Tune 1940: fragments and impressions -- Military collapse -- Civilian exodus -- Explanations and recriminations -- Next steps -- PART ONE: THE POLITICS OF DEFEAT -- 1. Expectations -- Assumptions of victory -- Intimations of defeat -- "The most ghastly of confirmations" -- 2. Post-defeat politics: impotence and improvisation -- The realities of dependence -- Vichy claims -- The constitutional revolution of July 10 -- Gaullist counter-claims -- 3. Vichy, resistance, and the lessons of defeat -- The National Revolution -- The Riom trial -- Resistance and Free French perspectives on 1939-40 -- 4. 1940 after Liberation -- The resurfacing of the defeat -- The postwar purge: Riom redux? -- The defeat in Liberation politics -- The commission of enquiry -- The defeat in Fourth Republic politics -- PART TWO: THE DEFEAT IN HISTORY -- 5. The short term: aftermath -- Continuity and change under the Occupation -- A nation fragmented and reconstituted -- A future lost and regained -- The victims of defeat -- 6. The medium term: transitions -- Roads to 1945: France and Britain compared -- Complexities of the French transition -- 1938-1948: full cycle? -- 7. The long term: legacies -- 1940 eclipsed: the national view -- "Fulcrum of the twentieth century": an international view -- The fable of defeat and renewal -- Further Reading -- The phony war and the defeat -- The causes of defeat -- Crisis of the 1930s -- Vichy and the Resistance -- Liberation and beyond -- Index.
Offering a fresh critical perspective on this momentous event, Andrew Shennan examines both the continuities and discontinuities that resulted from the events of 1940. The main focus is on the French experience of the war, but this experience is framed within the larger context of France's - and Europe's - protracted mid-twentieth century crisis.
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