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movement. De Gaulle’s Appel – his BBC radio broadcast on 18 June calling for continued French resistance against Germany – produced limited short-term results. Encouraged by Major-general Edward Louis Spears, soon to be head of the War Office liaison mission to the Free French headquarters, Churchill persuaded his Ministers individually to permit de Gaulle’s broadcast in

in The French empire at war 1940–45
Martin Thomas

, in so far as the FCNL was more than a self-appointed body, its popular mandate derived primarily from the Conseil National de la Résistance, the executive of the principal metropolitan Resistance groups unified under Jean Moulin’s direction in May 1943. Endorsement from the French Resistance certainly added to the popular legitimacy of the Fighting French movement. But it

in The French empire at war 1940–45
Martin Thomas

, first to condemn French resistance groups and then to account for the collective punishment of civilian populations in retaliation for resistance killings. With an editor-in-waiting, Jean-Marie Domenach, and contributors such as André Mandouze, Georges Lavau and Paul Ricoeur, who either served in the resistance or spent years in Nazi captivity, confronting a war of decolonization that cast France in the

in Rhetorics of empire
Sarah Annes Brown

responsible for the killing of her fiancé, Maurice Duval, by the French Resistance. Thus in both novels a revelation centres round a murder by shooting – the second Mrs de Winter famously discovers that Rebecca was shot by her husband rather than accidentally drowned – although in The Scapegoat one of the doubles is the murderer rather than the victim. Both John and Mrs de Winter only learn about the

in A familiar compound ghost
Hugo Frey

focused on a young peasant collaborator and provoked much criticism from defenders of the honour of the French resistance. Black Moon and Pretty Baby , although very different films, confirmed Malle’s new reputation as a radical controversialist. In Black Moon Malle depicts a fantasy dream world that has been torn apart by a violent war of the sexes. It concludes with the powerful, disturbing image of a young woman (15-year

in Louis Malle
Sarah Cooper

of Chaillot harks back to the Second World War. The passages were used by members of the French resistance, and, in keeping with the photo-roman’s blending of opposites (movement–stasis, life–death), the space is inhabited here by torturers who whisper in German, thus pitting the resonance of resistance against the forces of occupation. At the start of the time travel experiments on the protagonist

in Chris Marker
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Genesis of Carax’s system
Fergus Daly and Garin Dowd

en suspension par l’énergie de l’enfance et les forces de la vieillesse’ (Séguret 2001 ). 18 In this film, Godard returns to the problem treated by Carax in his first films, now staged in terms of history, more specifically the history of the French resistance. In this context, Godard examines the way in which memory is transmitted from old to young people and the role of cinema in that transmission. Here Godard continues

in Leos Carax
The threshold between abstraction and materiality
Lisa Mullen

measure by her experiences at the fringes of the French resistance, her guilt over her collaborationist stepfather’s execution, and by this sudden attempt to turn her into a civilised English art student. Rose Macaulay would have agreed with the critics of Casson’s scheme; ‘bombed churches and cathedrals’, she wrote in The Pleasure of Ruins (1953), give us ‘nothing but resentful sadness’. 90 Her own house was destroyed by an incendiary bomb in 1941, and she felt that the Blitz had changed the meaning of ruins for her contemporaries

in Mid-century gothic
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Claire Eldridge

Contemporary France, trans. R. Schoolcraft (Philadelphia, PA, 1998); Richard J. Golsan (ed.), The Papon Affair: Memory and Justice on Trial (New York and London, 2000). 4 The milice was a paramilitary organisation created by the Vichy regime to help defeat the French Resistance, which employed tactics including torture, summary executions and assassinations. The group also participated in the rounding up and deportation of Jews. In 1994, Touvier became the first Frenchman to be convicted of crimes against humanity when he was found guilty of murdering seven Jewish hostages

in From empire to exile
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Mark Robson

, ‘Resistances’, trans. P. Kamuf, in Resistances of Psychoanalysis (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998 ), p. 13. Of course, part of the positive valence of résistance as a term comes precisely from the French Résistance of the Second World War and its surrounding mythography, as Derrida himself notes

in The sense of early modern writing