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The Resistance in Western Europe, 1940-1945

The Resistance in Western Europe, 1940-1945 (Hardback)

By Wieviorka, Olivier
Translated by Todd, Jane Marie

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In just three months in 1940, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France fell to the Nazis. The German occupation of Western Europe had begun-but a brave few rose up in defiance. National resistance has long been celebrated in remembrances of World War II, ...depicted as making significant contributions to the defeat of Nazi Germany. However, the so-called army of shadows drew heavily on the support of London and Washington, a fact often forgotten in postwar Europe. The Resistance in Western Europe is a sweeping analytical history of the underground anti-Nazi forces during World War II. Examining clandestine organizations in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Italy, Olivier Wieviorka sheds new light on the factors that shaped the resistance and its place in the grand scheme of Anglo-American military strategy. While national actors played a leading role in fomenting resistance, British and American intelligence services and propaganda as well as financial, material, and logistical support were crucial to its activities and growth. Wieviorka illuminates the policies of governments in exile and resistance actors regarding cooperation with the British and Americans, pointing to the persistence of national self-interest and long-standing historical tensions. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources and bringing together the political, diplomatic, and military dimensions of the conflict, this book is the first account of the resistance on a continental scale and from a trans-European perspective.
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ISBN 9780231189965
Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
Publisher Columbia University Press
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: French)
Series European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
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ISBN-13 9780231189965
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Aug 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from French
Author(s) By Wieviorka, Olivier
Translated by Todd, Jane Marie
Series European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Category Award Winning
World History: Second World War
European History
Social & Cultural History
Military History
Political Activism
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 940.531832094
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Europe, Western, Guerrillas - Europe, Western - History - 20th century, Europe, Western - History, Military - 20th century
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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