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

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

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France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II
Title
France under fire
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German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II
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Nicole Dombrowski Risser
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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
Dewey number
940.53/44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D802.F8
LC item number
R564 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
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  • War
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • HISTORY / Military / General
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France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II, Nicole Dombrowski Risser
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier.
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Contents
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; 8. Disappointment and despair in the occupied zone -- Conclusion
Control code
784577132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9781107025325
Lccn
2012016904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)784577132
Label
France under fire : German invasion, civilian flight and family survival during World War II, Nicole Dombrowski Risser
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
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; 8. Disappointment and despair in the occupied zone -- Conclusion
Control code
784577132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9781107025325
Lccn
2012016904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)784577132

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