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The Resource France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II, Nicole Dombrowski Risser, (electronic resource)

France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II, Nicole Dombrowski Risser, (electronic resource)

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France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II
Title
France under fire
Title remainder
German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Dombrowski Risser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'We request an immediate favour of you, to build a shelter for us women and small children, because we have absolutely no place to take refuge and we are terrified!' This French mother's petition sent to her mayor on the eve of Germany's 1940 invasion of France reveals civilians' security concerns unleashed by Second World War Blitzkrieg fighting tactics. Unprepared for air warfare's assault on civilian psyches, French planners were among the first in history to respond to civilian security challenges posed by aerial bombardment. France Under Fire offers a social, political and military examination of the origins of the French refugee crisis of 1940, a mass displacement of eight million civilians fleeing German combatants. Scattered throughout a divided France, refugees turned to German Occupation officials and Vichy administrators for relief and repatriation. Their solutions raised questions about occupying powers' obligations to civilians and elicited new definitions of refugees' rights"--
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Risser, Nicole Dombrowski
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
Label
France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II, Nicole Dombrowski Risser, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-307) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: no more 'behind the lines'; Part I. Civilians in the Line of Fire: 1. Securing the homeland; 2. Mothers move against military and bureaucratic entrenchment; 3. Pulling the plug on the city of lights; 4. Civilian survival on the open road; Part II. Refugees, Rights, and Return in a Divided Land: 5. Provincial towns feed and shelter refugees; 6. Paving the road for refugees' return; 7. German exclusions inaugurate a policy of ethnic cleansing in France; 8. Disappointment and despair in the occupied zone; Conclusion
Control code
ssj0000740981
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107025325
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012016904
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000740981
Label
France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II, Nicole Dombrowski Risser, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-307) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: no more 'behind the lines'; Part I. Civilians in the Line of Fire: 1. Securing the homeland; 2. Mothers move against military and bureaucratic entrenchment; 3. Pulling the plug on the city of lights; 4. Civilian survival on the open road; Part II. Refugees, Rights, and Return in a Divided Land: 5. Provincial towns feed and shelter refugees; 6. Paving the road for refugees' return; 7. German exclusions inaugurate a policy of ethnic cleansing in France; 8. Disappointment and despair in the occupied zone; Conclusion
Control code
ssj0000740981
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107025325
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012016904
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000740981

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