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The Resource Britain and the defeated French : from occupation to liberation, 1940-1944, Peter Mangold

Britain and the defeated French : from occupation to liberation, 1940-1944, Peter Mangold

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Britain and the defeated French : from occupation to liberation, 1940-1944
Title
Britain and the defeated French
Title remainder
from occupation to liberation, 1940-1944
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mangold
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The four years between the military defeat of France by Nazi Germany and D-Day were vital, dramatic and eventful years in Anglo-French relations. These years saw the first armed clashes between France and Britain since the Napoleonic Wars, including the infamous Royal Navy attack on the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir. They also saw a curious relationship developing between Britain and Vichy France. Vichy was at once a hostile power, under German domination, and at the same time a porous regime through which British influence on its politics, attitudes towards the Resistance and the transit of British soldiers and airmen through its territory en route to Spain, could flow quite freely. Britain had an ambivalent attitude towards Vichy - obviously adversarial, but also pragmatic. The history of Vichy France is often viewed as a sideshow in the overall context of World War II. However, Peter Mangold here shows that the Vichy attitude towards the allies, especially the British, was ambivalent and complex. His absorbing and up-to-date account, based on original historical research, highlights the conflicts within the Vichy regime and the ways in which contacts and connections with de Gaulle in London and the British Government were maintained. This exciting and fast-paced book brings to life the major characters in the story - not only Churchill and de Gaulle, but also Macmillan, Petain and Leclerc. In this book, Mangold deftly reassesses the complex international wartime chessboard and, in the process, reveals a little known aspect of the World War II story."--
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Mangold, Peter
Dewey number
944.0816-Q
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • France
Label
Britain and the defeated French : from occupation to liberation, 1940-1944, Peter Mangold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307) 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
Introductory: rival, enemy, ally, friend. 'L'entente est morte. Vive l'entente!' -- Historical baggage -- Hitler's Diktat. A ruthlessly aggressive act -- Rebel and empire -- Modus Vivendi or collaboration? -- Unfriendly states -- Enemy-controlled territory -- 'Ici Londres' -- 'Somewhat difficult people'. The awkward general -- Mutual frustration -- A shabby but inevitable compromise -- Death of an admiral -- Kings of Brentford -- 'C'est de Gaulle' -- Going back -- Down the Champs-Elysées together -- Rights and wrongs
Control code
FIEb1747713x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848854314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)748328686
Label
Britain and the defeated French : from occupation to liberation, 1940-1944, Peter Mangold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307) 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
Introductory: rival, enemy, ally, friend. 'L'entente est morte. Vive l'entente!' -- Historical baggage -- Hitler's Diktat. A ruthlessly aggressive act -- Rebel and empire -- Modus Vivendi or collaboration? -- Unfriendly states -- Enemy-controlled territory -- 'Ici Londres' -- 'Somewhat difficult people'. The awkward general -- Mutual frustration -- A shabby but inevitable compromise -- Death of an admiral -- Kings of Brentford -- 'C'est de Gaulle' -- Going back -- Down the Champs-Elysées together -- Rights and wrongs
Control code
FIEb1747713x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848854314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)748328686

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