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The long silence : the tragedy of occupied France in World War I, Helen McPhail

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The long silence : the tragedy of occupied France in World War I
Title
The long silence
Title remainder
the tragedy of occupied France in World War I
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Helen McPhail
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Language
eng
Summary
The horrors of the Western Front are widely known, but what was life like on 'the other side of the trenches' in World War I? Helen McPhail here shows how the rich agricultural and industrial areas of northern France were invaded by the Germans, then occupied and exploited by them, between the summer of 1914 and the Armistice in November 1918. Factories were stripped, household furniture and fittings requisitioned, food supplies taken, the population mistreated and malnourished and even taken to forced labour camps - the people lived in terror. Starvation loomed and contact with the outside world vanished. Based on original sources, including diaries, letters and journals, this fascinating account describes how - in the struggle to survive - French civilians responded in ways familiar in World War II: escape networks, espionage, producing clandestine newspapers and attempting to help British soldiers trapped behind enemy lines. It provides a unique viewpoint on a forgotten aspect of World War I.--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • France
  • France, Northern
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The long silence : the tragedy of occupied France in World War I, Helen McPhail
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Publication
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Originally published: 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17793610
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New paperback edition.
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9781784530532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)897171427
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The long silence : the tragedy of occupied France in World War I, Helen McPhail
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17793610
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New paperback edition.
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9781784530532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)897171427

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