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Juliette Pattinson

he had just finished writing a biography of Violette Szabo. This has yet to be published. 21 J. Gleeson, They Feared No Evil: The Stories of the Gallant and Courageous Women Agents of Britain’s Secret Armies, 1939–45 (London: Hale, 1976); L. Jones, A Quiet Courage: Women Agents in the French Resistance (London: Corgi Books, 1990); B. Escott, Mission Improbable: A Salute to the RAF Women of SOE in Wartime France (Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1991); R. Kramer, Flames in the Field: The Story of Four SOE Agents in Occupied France (London: Penguin

in Behind Enemy Lines
Challenging the epic in French crime fiction of the 1940s and 1950s
Claire Gorrara

 Lagrou, The Legacy of Nazi Occupation: Patriotic Memory and National • 36 • Resisters and the resistance   3    4     5     6    7     8     9   10   11   12   Recovery in Western Europe, 1945–1965 (Cambridge: Cambridge University  Press, 2000), p. 2.  The  FrenchResistance,  as  a  war  story  of  victory  against  overwhelming  odds, has come to stand as an enduring legacy of the Second World War  for France. The continuing power of such a war story was illustrated in June  2010 during the celebrations to mark the seventieth anniversary of Charles  de

in French crime fiction and the Second World War
Suzanne Treister and Roger Luckhurst

your grandmother, who died in the Holo­caust in Poland. Your father got out, fought in the French Resistance, and after the war went on to set up an arms dealership. ST: Yes, after the French Resistance my father escaped to the UK to join the Polish Army in Scotland and then the Polish Govern­ment in Exile in London. After the war, in the UK, he couldn’t immediately use his qualifications in law and political sciences [from the University of Lwow and L’École des Sciences Politiques in Paris] so he went into business selling equipment left over from the Second World

in The machine and the ghost
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Communities, circumstances and choices
Nicholas Atkin

leader of the French Resistance both inside and outside of France, although such status did not ensure the political settlement he craved. For that, he would have to wait until 1958. Aside from de Gaulle’s obvious political importance, memory has also played its part in the close identification of French exiles with the general. To explain why this is so in the case of the British, it is necessary to reflect on the extraordinary and unpropitious circumstances of June 1940. On his arrival, the general was an ‘unknown’ and received little publicity: his broadcast of 18

in The forgotten French
Regarde les hommes tomber, Un prophète and Un héros très discret
Gemma King

which he and his mother reluctantly shelter villagers in their basement during a bombing, when he meets his future wife, Yvette (Sandrine Kiberlain). During the war, he does not even notice that Yvette’s family have been secretly contributing in their own small ways to the Resistance movement. But following the Liberation in 1944, the ignorant Albert learns about the French Resistance for practically the first

in Jacques Audiard
Martin Thomas

-operation between the FCNL and the Viet Minh. This was only definitively rejected six months later by an Indo-Chinese Communist Party tract signed by Ho Chi Minh and the party Secretary-general, Truong Chinh. Their joint declaration, entitled Pour Vindépendance complète de lIndochine! , mocked the limited French resistance effort in Indo-China and called for outright Vietnamese

in The French empire at war 1940–45
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Martin Thomas

empire were more often the product of hostile military intervention than of shifting public attitudes towards Vichy or Free France. Vichy ideology and that regime’s acute instinct for self-preservation certainly made their impact upon France’s colonial rulers. So, too, the spirit of Free French resistance and the appeal of de Gaulle’s rhetoric swayed numerous officials, soldiers and settlers across the

in The French empire at war 1940–45
Robert Gildea

dissolved. Between November 1941 and February 1942, those considered the most dangerous of the remaining internees were sent to the prison of Castres. They included Italians like Vaia, Germans such as Rudolph Leonhard and a group of Yugoslavs headed by Ilić.41 Castres would become another crucible of resistance bringing together experienced resisters who would become influencial figures in the French Resistance. On 16 September 1943, following the Italian surrender to the Allies, a mass escape from Castres was orchestrated by Ilić and Nonweiller. They were in contact with

in Fighters across frontiers
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Ismee Tames and Robert Gildea

/10/2020 08:14 conclusion 251 Jews, we have argued, were often at the heart of transnational resistance. They adapted to many different forms of resistance, national, communist or Zionist. Lew Goldenberg, born in Paris to parents who fled Russia after the failed 1905 revolution, was already part of the French legal establishment under the name Leo Hamon when the French Resistance called him. By contrast Albert Cohen, who was born in Argentina and served in the French Levant army in 1940, did not discover Zionist resistance until he was deprived of his non

in Fighters across frontiers
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Losey in Europe
Colin Gardner

warning’. 17 In addition, Robert Klein himself symbolizes Losey’s own psychological fracture and historical displacement in the form of Alain Delon’s sophisticated Parisian art dealer. A politically non-committed aesthete who exploits fleeing Jews by buying up their art treasures at rock-bottom prices, Klein encounters and pursues his own namesake in the form of an activist Jewish member of the French resistance. This

in Joseph Losey