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

"'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 civi...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Risser, Nicole Dombrowski.
Format: eBook
Published:Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ©2012.
Series:Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Table of 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.