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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

Label
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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The French Resistance has an iconic status in the struggle to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe, but its story is entangled in myths. 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 August 1944. Robert Gildea's penetrating history of resistance in France during World War II sweeps aside "the French Resistance" of a thousand clichés, showing that much more was at stake than freeing a single nation from Nazi tyranny. As Fighters in the Shadows makes clear, French resistance was part of a Europe-wide struggle against fascism, carried out by an extraordinarily diverse group: not only French men and women but Spanish Republicans, Italian anti-fascists, French and foreign Jews, British and American agents, and even German opponents of Hitler. In France, resistance skirted the edge of civil war between right and left, pitting non-communists who wanted to drive out the Germans and eliminate the Vichy regime while avoiding social revolution at all costs against communist advocates of national insurrection. In French colonial Africa and the Near East, battle was joined between de Gaulle's Free French and forces loyal to Vichy before they combined to liberate France. Based on a riveting reading of diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews of contemporaries, Fighters in the Shadows gives authentic voice to the resisters themselves, revealing the diversity of their struggles for freedom in the darkest hours of occupation and collaboration."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gildea, Robert
Dewey number
940.53/44
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.F8
LC item number
G465 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Underground movements, War
  • France
Label
Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French resistance, Robert Gildea
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: remembering the French resistance -- 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 guerrilla -- D-day -- Liberation -- Afterlives -- Conclusion: battle for the soul of the resistance
Control code
ocn907204492
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University press edition.
Extent
xiv, 593 pages
Isbn
9780674286108
Lccn
2015018188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
8 unnumbered leaves of plates, illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907204492
  • (Sirsi) a1888874
Label
Fighters in the shadows : a new history of the French resistance, Robert Gildea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: remembering the French resistance -- 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 guerrilla -- D-day -- Liberation -- Afterlives -- Conclusion: battle for the soul of the resistance
Control code
ocn907204492
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University press edition.
Extent
xiv, 593 pages
Isbn
9780674286108
Lccn
2015018188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
8 unnumbered leaves of plates, illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907204492
  • (Sirsi) a1888874

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