France the Dark Years, 1940-1944

ISBN-10: 0199254575

ISBN-13: 9780199254576

Edition: 2002

Authors: Julian Jackson

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The French call them 'the Dark Years'...This definitive new history of Occupied France explores the myths and realities of four of the most divisive years in French history.Taking in ordinary people's experiences of defeat, collaboration, resistance, and liberation, it uncovers the conflicting memories of occupation which ensure that even today France continues to debate the legacy of the Vichy years.
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 684
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

List of Maps and Figure
Abbreviations
Introduction: Historians and the Occupation
Ambiguities
Peguy's Frances
1945-1965: The Resistance writes its History
1970s: Enter the Vichy Regime
1980s: From Regime to Society
Le Grand Absent: The Jews
1990s: The Resistance Returns
Anticipations
Introduction
The Shadow of War: Cultural Anxieties and Modern Nightmares
Verdun: The Soldier-Peasant
Denatalite: The Disappearance of France
Old Mother or New Woman?
America: Scenes of the Future
Le Rappel a l'ordre: The New Classicism
Modernist Nightmares: Morand and Celine
Rethinking the Republic: 1890-1934
Before 1914: 'La Fin des notables?'
The 1920s: The Maurrassian Moment
1919-1928: Missed Opportunities?
The 'Jeunes Equipes': 1928-1930
The Tardien Moment: 1930
The Nonconformists: Liberalism Contested 1932-1934
Class War/Civil War
The 1920s: Defending the Bourgeois Republic
Fragile Consensus: 1926-1932
The Depression
The 1930s Crisis: The Right's Response
The 1930s Crisis: The Left's Response
The Consequences of the Popular Front
The German Problem
From Caillautism to Briandism: The Pragmatic Tradition
The Pacifist Consensus
Rethinking Pacifism: The Impact of Hitler
From Anti-Communism to Conservative Neo-Pacifism
After Munich: A New Sweden?
The Daladier Moment: Prelude to Vichy or Republican Revival?
After Munich: Anti-Communism and Imperialism
Daladier: The Authoritarian Republic
Foreigners and Jews
Race and the Republican Tradition
The Debacle
Causes and Consequences
Drole de guerre and Anti-Communism
Defeat and Exodus
Armistice or Capitulation?
Enter Petain
The Armistice
Enter Laval: The End of the Republic
Was Vichy 'Legal'?
The Regime: National Revolution and Collaboration
Introduction
The National Revolution
Vichy Governments
The National Revolution: Doctrine
The National Revolution: Sources
Education
State and Society: The Fascist Temptation
The Economy
Collaboration
Jean Moulin: Collaborator
Involuntary Collaboration/Voluntary Collaboration
German Polyocracy: 'What a lot of authorities'
Initiating Collaboration: Montoire
13 December: The Fall of Laval
The British Connection
Relaunching Collaboration: The Protocols of Paris
After the Protocols: Collaboration goes on
Economic Collaboration
Collaborationism
Fanatics, Criminals and Adventurers
Freres-Ennemis: Doriot and Deat
The Rank and File
Leftist Collaborationism
Circles of Influence
Collaboration as Hatred and Fraternity: Je suis partout
Drieu's NRF: Literary Collaborationism
Drieu: Collaborationism as Self-Hatred
Laval in Power 1942-1943
The Authoritarian Republic
Tightening the Screw: Oberg, Sauckel, Dannecker, Rothke
The Vel d'Hiv: 16 July 1942
The Collaborationists Attack
The North African Imbroglio
Vichy 1943: Shrinking Power
Towards Terror: The Milice
Endgame
Collaboration: The Balance Sheet
Vichy, the Germans, and the French People
Introduction
Propaganda, Policing, and Administration
Balkanization
Other Maps
Selling the National Revolution: Propaganda
Intermediaries
Repression and Administration
The Prefects: 'Propagandists of Truth'
The Church: 'Loyalty without Enthralment'
Public Opinion, Vichy, and the Germans
Public Opinion: From Disenchantment to Opposition
The Petain Cult
Private Lives
Responding to the Germans
The Sociology of Opinion: Notables and Peasants
The Sociology of Opinion: Business
The Sociology of Opinion: The Workers
Intellectuals, Artists, and Entertainers
Reputations
Culture under Vichy
German Ambiguities
Glittering Paris: Temptations and Sophistries
Continuing France
The Cinema: Ambiguities and Paradoxes
Reconstructing Mankind
Moral Hygiene/Social Hygiene
Family Values
Women, Vichy, and the Germans
Remaking the Young: Aspirations and Reality
Uriage: A Petainist Deviation?
'Pockets of Health' (Mounier)
Twentieth-Century Utopia: An Architect at Vichy
Utopian Communities: An Economist at Vichy
Vichy and the Jews
Emulative Zeal: Vichy Anti-Semitism/Nazi Anti-Semitism
The Holocaust in France
Jewish Responses: French and Immigrants
Jewish Resistance
French Society and the Jews 1940-1942: Indifference and Hostility
French Society and the Jews 1942-1944: Solidarity and Rescue
The Resistance
Introduction
The Free French 1940-1942
Beginnings
Conflict: De Gaulle and his Allies
The National Committee
De Gaulle's Ideology
De Gaulle and the French
The Resistance 1940-1942
Personalities
Glimmers in the Night
Movements and Networks
North and South
Towards Ideology
Catholics and Socialists
The Communists
Towards Unity
De Gaulle and the Resistance 1942
Moulin's Plan
The Resistance and London: First Contacts
Moulin and the Resistance
The Resistance: Geography and Sociology
Resistance and the Population: How to Resist?
Competitors
Power Struggles 1943
Moulin, Brossolette, and the Movements
Moulin's Victory: The CNR
De Gaulle and Giraud
After Caluire: The Resistance Fights Back
Communist Policy
Responding to the Communists
Communist Infiltration?
Resistance in Society
Diversification and Radicalization
The Disintegration of Vichy
The Maquis
The Peasantry and the Resistance
Women in the Resistance
Foreigners in the Resistance
Recruiting the Professions: Communists and Writers
Bringing in the Workers: National Insurrection
Remaking France
Vichy and the Resistance: Shared Values
Petaino-Resisters: An Abortive Third Way
The New Elite
Making Plans
Building a Clandestine State
Liberation and After
Introduction
Towards Liberation: January to June 1944
The Milice State: Darnand and Henriot
Glieres: 'Defeat of arms, victory of souls'
Springtime of Fear
April 1944: Petain in Paris
The Communists
What Kind of Insurrection?
Liberations
Uprisings and Massacres
COMAC v London
Micro-Histories
De Gaulle in Bayeux
The Last Days of Vichy
Liberation and Insurrection
The Liberation of Paris
Vichy-Sigmaringen: From One Spa to Another
A New France?
Restoring order
Myth and Reality
Cleansing the Community
The Trials
Intellectuals in the Dock
The Liberation Betrayed?
Epilogue: Remembering the Occupation
Constructing Memory
The Resistance
Petainists and Collaborators
Buried Memories: The Victims
Fragmented Memories
Memory on Trial
Obsessive Memory
Mitterrand's Memories
The Papon Trial
The Resistance Syndrome
In Search of the True France
The Camps of Vichy France
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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