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The Resource Hostages of empire : colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France, Sarah Ann Frank

Hostages of empire : colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France, Sarah Ann Frank

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Hostages of empire : colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France
Title
Hostages of empire
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colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France
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Sarah Ann Frank
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Colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France
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eng
Summary
  • Hostages of Empire combines a social history of colonial prisoner-of-war experiences with a broader analysis of their role in Vichy’s political tensions with the country’s German occupiers. The colonial prisoners of war came from across the French Empire, they fought in the Battle for France in 1940, and they were captured by the German Army. Unlike their French counterparts, who were taken to Germany, the colonial POWs were interned in camps called Frontstalags throughout occupied France. This decision to keep colonial POWs in France defined not only their experience of captivity but also how the French and German authorities reacted to them. Hostages of Empire examines how the entanglement of French national pride after the 1940 defeat and need for increased imperial control shaped the experiences of 85,000 soldiers in German captivity. Sarah Ann Frank analyzes the nature of Vichy’s imperial commitments and collaboration with its German occupiers and argues that the Vichy regime actively improved conditions of captivity for colonial prisoners in an attempt to secure their present and future loyalty. This French “magnanimity” toward the colonial prisoners was part of a broader framework of racial difference and hierarchy. As such, the relatively dignified treatment of colonial prisoners must be viewed as a paradox in light of Vichy and Free French racism in the colonies and the Vichy regime’s complicity in the Holocaust. In doing so Hostages of Empire seeks to reconcile two previously rather distinct histories: that of metropolitan France and that of the French colonies during World War II. --
  • "Hostages of Empire is a social, cultural, and political history of the colonial prisoners of war"--
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Frank, Sarah Ann
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non fiction
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bibliography
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France overseas: studies in empire and decolonization
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  • France
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • France
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Hostages of empire : colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France, Sarah Ann Frank
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Genesis: French Colonial Soldiers Under the Third Republic -- Phase One: Building the Frameworks for Colonial Captivity -- Everyday Life in Colonial Captivity -- Occupying Their Time: Colonial Prisoners of War and Work in Occupied France -- 'Colonial Maladies': Health and Sickness Among Colonial Prisoners -- Helping 'Our' Prisoners: Aid and Escape -- Hostages to Misfortune: Politics and Colonial Prisoners of War -- Colonial Prisoners Under the Influence: German and French Propaganda -- Nine: The Long Road Home, 1940-1945
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on1204258660
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781496207777
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1204258660
Label
Hostages of empire : colonial prisoners of war in Vichy France, Sarah Ann Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Genesis: French Colonial Soldiers Under the Third Republic -- Phase One: Building the Frameworks for Colonial Captivity -- Everyday Life in Colonial Captivity -- Occupying Their Time: Colonial Prisoners of War and Work in Occupied France -- 'Colonial Maladies': Health and Sickness Among Colonial Prisoners -- Helping 'Our' Prisoners: Aid and Escape -- Hostages to Misfortune: Politics and Colonial Prisoners of War -- Colonial Prisoners Under the Influence: German and French Propaganda -- Nine: The Long Road Home, 1940-1945
Control code
on1204258660
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781496207777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1204258660

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