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Verdict on Vichy

Power And Prejudice In The Vichy France Regime

By Michael Curtis, 1923-

This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's most prominent politicians, including President Mitterand, have been implicated in the regime. This has meant that public access to key documents has been denied and it is only now that an objective analysis is possible. The fate of France as an occupied country could easily have been shared by Britain, and it is this background element, which enhances our fascination with Vichy France. How would we have acted under similar circumstances? The divisions and repercussions of the Vichy years still resonate in France today, and whether you view the regime as a fascist dictatorship, an authoritarian offshoot of the Third Reich or an embodiment of heightened French nationalism, Curtis's rounded, incisive book will be seen as the standard work on its subject for many years.

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Format: Book
Author: Curtis, Michael, 1923-
Title: Verdict on Vichy : power and prejudice in the Vichy France regime / Michael Curtis.
Publisher Date: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group, c2002.
Subject: Pétain, Philippe, 1856-1951 -- Influence. World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- France France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 Vichy (France) -- Politics and government.
Isbn: 1559706899
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Format: Book
Author: Curtis, Michael, 1923-
Title: Verdict on Vichy : power and prejudice in the Vichy France regime / Michael Curtis.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group, c2002.
Description: xiv, 419 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Pétain, Philippe, 1856-1951 -- Influence.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- France
Subjects: France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
Subjects: Vichy (France) -- Politics and government.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-367) and index.
Contents: The Jews of France -- Anti-Semitism in France -- Vichy: the French state -- The new anti-Semitic legal system -- From definition to detention -- The Aryanisation process --Detention by Vichy -- Persecution -- Response to persecution -- Between the devil and the deep blue sea -- The judgments of Paris -- Servants of the state and the law -- The churches and anti-Semitism.
LCCN: 2002044055
ISBN: 1559706899
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Call Number: 944.0816 Cur