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War and Liberation in France : Living with the Liberators - Hilary Footitt

War and Liberation in France

Living with the Liberators

Hardcover Published: 15th March 2004
ISBN: 9781403902849
Number Of Pages: 226

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This book, coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the Liberation of France, takes a unique approach to the events of 1944, by seeing them as shared experiences which brought ordinary Anglo-Americans and French people into contact with each other in a variety of different communities. The book looks at the Liberation through 5 case-studies: Normandy, Cherbourg, Provence, the Pyrbliogénbliogées-Orientales and Reims, and uses the words of participants at the time to describe the developing relationship between Liberators and Liberated.

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'This is a highly polished piece of writing which succeeds in telling the story of the Liberation from an international perspective, combining the American, British and French narratives, something which no-one else has truly done. It reveals that the Liberation was a multi-faceted event, taking place on several levels.' - Dr Nick Atkin, School of History, University of Reading

'This meticulously researched and well-illustrated book exploits insights from archives in London and various French cities. It asks fundamental questions about foreignness in the context of allies and friends (rather than acknowledged enemies), revises frequently held oversimplifications, and highlights complexities of human experience at a crucial phase in global history. It has messages too for the current situation in Iraq.' - Professor Hugh Clout, Modern and Contemporary France

'...War and Liberation in France has made an important contribution to our understanding of this period in French history.' - Dr Lynne Taylor, Reviews in History

List of Maps and Photographs
Welcoming the Liberators
Liberation on the Move: Normandy
Meeting Private Ryan: Cherbourg
The Politics of Disappointment: Liberation in the South
Removing Inflammable Material: The Pyrbliogeacute;nbliogeacute;es-Orientales
The Long Goodbye: Reims
Liberated and Liberators
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ISBN: 9781403902849
ISBN-10: 1403902844
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 15th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 13.67  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1