Jackson, a professor of history at the University of Wales-Swansea, spares no one in exploring not only the events of wartime France, but also developments in historical perspectives on the collaborationist Vichy regime and the Resistance. That was what turned an insignificant trickle of resistance into a torrent. Customer service is our top priority!. Like civil servants, industrialists and financiers saw themselves in the latter light; and because they kept the wheels of industry turning, and meager wages coming to their ill-nourished help, others saw them that way too. This book consciously eschews the shock tactics so often adopted by Anglo-Saxon historians who write about Vichy. Beginning his history with the formation of the politics and society of the Third Republic, he exposes France's past in all its contradictions and complexities: the Resistance forces' diverse membership, including women, Jews, farm workers and foreigners; the latent forces in French government and culture that allowed for an easy transition to the Vichy government; Marshal Pétain's increasing popularity while support for Vichy flagged.
This study ranges from the politics of Marshal Petain's regime to the experiences of the ordinary French people, from surrender in 1940 to the purges of liberation. But far more numerous than those who, however unwillingly, obeyed the draft were those who would not go—who hid, who ran away, who took to the hills, the forests, the maquis a term for Corsican scrubland which came into general use by April of 1943. In July 569 representatives of the people gathered at Vichy—because the spa offered plentiful lodgings—and voted full powers to eighty voted against, seventeen abstained. In a sensible section on cultural activities Jackson confirms the suspicion that artists can be asinine: Jean Cocteau, for example, was impressed by Hitler's artistic sensibilities. He uncovers the long term roots of the Vichy regime in political and social conflict and cultural crisis stretching back to the Great War and concludes by tracing the lasting legacy and memory of Occupation since 1945. From 10,000 to 20,000 women though not Coco Chanel or Arletty were accused of horizontal collaboration and had their heads shaved, or were subjected to other forms of public humiliation in repulsive and sexist scenes. He is particularly good at evoking thedangerous glamour of that small group who dominated artistic and intellectual life in occupied Paris.
About this Item: Oxford University Press, 2001. Num Pages: 688 pages, 2 Maps. This study ranges from the politics of Marshal Petain's regime to the experiences of the ordinary French people, from surrender in 1940 to the purges of liberation. The National Revolution -- 8. From United Kingdom to U.
Dimension: 232 x 157 x 37. Gaullist broadcasts from London turned fugitives into heroes, endowing them with the romantic aura of persecuted bandits. About this Item: Oxford University Press, New York, 2001. This is a more complex history than the traditional dichotomy between 'collaboration' and 'resistance', one in which the ideological frontiers between Vichy and the Resistance wereoften blurred. Respected, competent, intelligent civil servants abdicated personal judgment and carried out their orders. Pétain, compared to Joan of Arc, became France's Messiah—a marshal-Christ who sacrificed himself for the redemption of his people.
He is particularly good at evoking the dangerous glamour of that small group who dominated artistic and intellectual life in occupied Paris. . He uncovers the long term roots of the Vichy regime in political and social conflict and cultural crisis stretching back to the Great War and concludes by tracing the lasting legacy and memory of Occupation since 1945. Jackson's excellent study is timely those who remember the occupation will not be around us much longer. The Resistance 1940-1942 -- 18.
With Vichy and collaborators in the occupied zone trying hard to outbid each other, Hitler played both like an expert angler. Book is in Used-Good condition. This is the first comprehensive study of the German occupation of France between 1940 and 1944. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. Difficult economic conditions—unemployment before World War I, devaluation in the 1920s, depression in the 1930s—along with greater-than-usual political instability, the challenges of modernity, the threat of decadence, all evoked foreign scapegoats, particularly those scapegoats of choice, the Jews. The Germans would have lacked both the information and the personnel to carry out these arrests. Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; einige Anstreichungen im Text; Originalschutzumschlag vorhanden, jedoch beschädigt kleinere Einrisse im Randbereich.
Seller Inventory V9780199254576 Book Description Paperback. By its end the reader has the clearest possible picture not just of those dark years, but of the forces at work in French society and politics in the years leading up to them, and of the aftermath once liberation was achieved. The book restores the organized Resistance to a more central role than has been customary in recent years and presents a new social history of the resistance which takes in the roles of foreigners, women, Jews, and peasants. A huge and hugely convincing book by Marc Olivier Baruch, Servir l'Etat français 1997 , makes clear that only the dedicated efforts of the French enabled small German forces to police and harvest the large space they occupied. The lyrics had changed slightly, but the tune remained the same. But Vichy did not need clear definitions, not even allegedly scientific ones, to exclude whomever it wished from a national community that it defined at will. About this Item: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2001.
About this Item: Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2001. Pulling together previously separate 'histories' of occupation, resistance, and collaboration he presents a definitive history of the period. About this Item: Oxford University Press, 2001. Likewise, nostalgic references to the redemptive soil and to a peasantry unpolluted by modernity did not begin with Pétain's assertion coined for him by an urban Jew, Emmanuel Berl that the land did not lie as democratic politicians did. History Today Jackson's study is a monumental achievement and anybody who wants to get to grips with the period should start here. Jackson has synthesized a wealth of secondary works in an account that is thorough, thoughtful, lucid, and awesomely commodious. But the fanatics, cranks, informers, gangsters, sadists, journalists, men of letters, and black marketeers most visibly associated with collaboration played only secondary roles in its tragicomedy.