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Stardom and literary adaptation
Ginette Vincendeau

France and America that characterizes the period, with the combined forces of Gabin and Maigret epitomizing French resistance to the encroaching ‘foreign’ modernity. Maigret voit rouge was the last Gabin Maigret adaptation, no doubt as a result of the weariness evoked above, and the concomitant danger of typecasting. But Maigret voit rouge was also the last major adaptation of Maigret for the cinema. The Franco-Italian Maigret à Pigalle, directed by Mario Landi and shot in Paris, achieved barely more than 500,000 viewers in 1967, despite Gino Cervi giving a creditable

in French literature on screen
Susan Strange

Treaty’s endorsement of monetary union as a common goal. The time came for first Noël then Delors to resign, but the directives from Brussels remained.8 French resistance to German economic hegemony took various forms (see ­chapter  4). One was the vain attempt to make one of the oldest leading French banks, Crédit Lyonnais, into a national champion  – and potentially a European champion  – but still under state control. This was consistent with the backing given to Thomson in electronics, to Air France in air transport, to Aerospatiale, Dassault in Managing mad

in Mad Money
Performing 'heroic' and 'stoic' masculinities
Juliette Pattinson

matter of hindsight: his retrospective knowledge of what others achieved, gleaned from published memoirs and heroic constructions of agents in films, led him to re-evaluate his experiences. His memories have little in common with those of Richard Heslop, for example, whose autobiography is entitled Xavier: The Famous British Agent’s Dramatic Account of His Work in the French Resistance or the biography of Roger Landes, Aristide: Warlord of the Resistance , which conjure images of heroic masculine activity. Even the titles of these representations are indicative of

in Behind Enemy Lines
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From tradition to terrorism
Andrew W.M. Smith

acronym [had] entered the lexicon of terror’;2 the BBC spoke of ‘guerrilla’ winemakers who were invoking the spirit of ‘the French Resistance’3 and in Paris, Le Figaro warned that after this warning these hooded men could not back down, reminding readers that the group had killed before.4 Indeed they had, although this observation only touched upon the history of a group whose evolution is an interesting allegory of the Midi’s post-war experience. This work attempts to dispel this amnesia, recounting the story of the CRAV and ultimately accounting for this strange

in Terror and terroir
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The discovery, commemoration and reinterment of eleven Alsatian victims of Nazi terror, 1947– 52
Devlin M. Scofield

 wake. Notes 1 See R. Bessel, Germany 1945: From War to Peace (New York: HarperCollins, 2009), especially ch. 3, ‘Murder and Mayhem’. 2 See S. Farmer, Martyred Village:  Commemorating the 1944 Massacre at Oradour-​sur-​Glane (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999). 3 The mass grave of the Alsatians was the second of its kind discovered in the area outside Rammersweier. In December 1945, the bodies of four Frenchwomen who had been executed as members of the French Resistance had been discovered in the neighbouring forest. The women had been killed at the same time

in Human remains in society
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Mapping French memories of the Second World War
Claire Gorrara

 crime fiction and cultural memories  of the Second World War in France is not confined to French authors.  British  and  American  authors,  particularly  since  the 990s,  have  been  drawn to depict the political, ideological and, above all, moral dilemmas  of Frenchresistance and collaboration, as well as the post-war legacies  of  occupation.  In  A Good Death  (2000),  Elizabeth  Ironside  builds  her  crime narrative upon the internal schisms and factionalism of wartime  resistance made visible in the immediate aftermath of war in the small  commune of Lepech

in French crime fiction and the Second World War
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Cas Mudde

the papers always devote a few condemnatory words to the Nazi regime and never openly endorse its politics, their description of the events and the classifications used often paint a rather favourable picture. For instance, in an article on the trial of war criminal Klaus Barbie, the author speaks on the one hand of the ‘terror’ and ‘murder gangs’ of the Maquis (the French resistance), and on the other hand of the ‘phenomenal abilities’ of Barbie, who allegedly has been put on the war criminal list ‘because of a thirst for revenge of the resistance’ (DNZ 5/87). No

in The ideology of the extreme right
Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart

warfare, 72 Philip Cowley and Mark Stuart with both their behaviour and their raison d’être likened by one of the group to that of the French resistance during the Second World War: When France was invaded it was finished. Then two and a half thousand out of 40 million joined the Maquis. We can’t defeat the Government in votes, we can’t defeat them in argument, since no one ever listens, but we can tie them down in the same way that the Maquis tied down the Germans . . . it’s only pot shots, but it’s a form of opposition.22 It would be carrying the military analogy

in The Conservatives in Crisis
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Janet Wolff

‘vous’ (plural, or polite form – so not Eri to Leonie), it must be Leonie’s telegram to her family. Is it possible that this is my cousin, Marcel Siesel, who was in the French Resistance? Marcel was the son of Julie – my father’s cousin whom we visited in 1953 and who is standing behind me in that photograph. The same Julie who, I later found out, my cousin Marlyse lived with for a time in exile in Thionville. She was married to a doctor, Proper Siesel, and Marcel was their only child. I don’t know what Marcel’s activities were in the Resistance, but he is recorded as

in Austerity baby
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Janet Wolff

, and whose lives I’d love to know more about. His father’s cousin Emma (sister of Julie, the mother of Marcel who died in the French Resistance) was single, and lived with her widowed sister, and her sister-in-law in her later years. It was with them that my cousin Marlyse lived, in France, as a young girl in the 1930s. Emma is on the right in this photograph from 1953 (and I am in front, with Julie’s hand on my shoulder). More mysterious, and a generation earlier, is Emma’s aunt Minette Levy (1845–1919), my father’s great-aunt, oldest of nine siblings, whose grave I

in Austerity baby