Search results

You are looking at 81 - 90 of 129 items for :

  • "French resistance" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Justice unravelled, a tale of two Frances (1941 and 1943)
Susan Hayward

Costa-Gavras's to his supposed endorsing of the Gaullist myth of la France Résistance – a myth De Gaulle mobilized when he came to power in 1958 in the interests of national unity. 11 Indeed, as Jean-Pierre Jeancolas points out, in his extended essay on postwar films about the Occupation, De Gaulle used the Resistance as a political tool, both to legitimize his presidency and the new Fifth Republic instituted by him. 12 Films showing the courage of the heroic Resistance undoubtedly served a salutary purpose, offering France an image of itself that

in The films of Costa-Gavras
Abstract only
The EU’s odd couple
Tom Gallagher

the funding would have existed that would disarm French resistance to the whole EU concept and subsidise later rounds of expansion. The only biography to have appeared in English, written by Alfred C. Mierzejewski, perhaps explains why Erhard has become the forgotten man of Europe’s post-war recovery. Erhard, it turns out: reviled large domestic bureaucracies … For this reason, Erhard was very suspicious of the drive to create European institutions leading ultimately to a United Europe. He simply could not see the need for such a contrivance. Any such

in Europe’s path to crisis
Michael Loadenthal

rifts that would be highlighted later between so called “classical” anarchists and those advocating insurrection. Importantly, when the fascists defeated the Republicans in 1940, the Franco regime went on to execute up to 200,000 dissidents, and many CNT-F.A.I. members fled internationally. Some, such as Francisco Sabaté Llopart (aka El Quico or simply Sabaté), fled to France and aided the French Resistance to Nazi occupation. After Sabaté and others finished fighting in France, many would return to Spain under Franco and carry out anti-state attacks including

in The politics of attack
Demobilisation and the return to civvy street
Juliette Pattinson

the post-war disillusionment of Susan Traherne who, we learn through flashbacks, served with the French Resistance during the Second World War. Her manic depression, madness, promiscuity, drug-taking, incessant smoking and drinking, passionate arguments with her husband and a hinted-at lesbian relationship testify to the war’s impact on one individual. One character, Mick, says, ‘She is actually mad’, while Brock, her husband, threatens to have her committed to an institution. In her book on Hare’s plays, Carol Homden notes that Traherne, ‘a schizophrenic icon’, 57

in Behind Enemy Lines
Karen Garner

town center, side by side with French Resistance fighters, as crowds cheered and sang the “Marseillaise.” She continued to move with the troops as they liberated Normandy cities, and joined the French Second Armored Division as it advanced on Paris. By the end of August, the Germans had lost the city. Isolated German snipers, however, continued to target Allied forces who occupied the French capital. 57 Kirkpatrick witnessed the Paris liberation ceremony held in Notre Dame Cathedral, when German gunmen fired on the

in Friends and enemies
Neil Macmaster

was not lost on General de Gaulle whose political career as national leader of the French Resistance was founded on his famous appeal from London on 18 June 1940. In 1959 Frantz Fanon published his famous essay, ‘Here is the Voice of Algeria’, in which he argued that radio, particularly in the form of the new, portable transistor, represented a revolutionary tool for the nationalist movement.51 Fanon argued that until the War of Independence Radio-Alger was a ‘transmission belt for the colonial power’ and was produced for a predominantly European settler audience

in Burning the veil
Natalya Vince

hypocrisy of this situation did not escape contemporary observers. In 1951, Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux, former member of the French resistance and founding member of the Commission on  the Status of Women at the United Nations, pointedly highlighted the incongruity of not extending the right to vote to Muslim women in Algeria when many members of the Arab League were in the process of granting women’s suffrage.8 The War of Independence created the conditions to reshape how women were used to imagine the nation – or rather, a series of competing nations. From 1955 onwards

in Our fighting sisters
Natalya Vince

banned, but individual communists were tolerated. After Boumediene’s coup, there was a crackdown on left-wing opponents. In September 1965, Lucette’s husband, Bachir Hadj Ali, alongside Hocine Zehouane and Mohamed Harbi, amongst others, was arrested and brutally tortured by the Algerian secret services for opposition to the coup. In L’Arbitraire, published in 1966 by the clandestine publisher of the Second World War French Resistance, Editions de Minuit, Bachir Hadj Ali describes how the torturers of the new Algerian state used the same techniques and justifications as

in Our fighting sisters
Natalya Vince

Defence all sit on its board. See Branche, ‘The martyr’s torch’, p. 434. 33 Mouvement National de Solidarité et de Soutien à la Lutte des Femmes, ‘Objectifs’ (c. 2005) (documentation provided by Fettouma Ouzegane). 34 Interview with Fettouma Ouzegane (6 June 2005). 35 The tension between historical methods and approaches and contemporary political, legal and media demands for clear-cut judgements was demonstrated in France in 1997, when the French resistance heroes Lucie and Raymond Aubrac tried to rally historians to defend them from accusations that they had

in Our fighting sisters
Allyn Fives

dilemmas may arise when the moral demands of the intimate sphere come into conflict with the moral demands of the public sphere. Perhaps the most famous example, provided by Jean Paul Sartre, is that of the son who must decide between going to fight for the French Resistance and staying to care for his elderly mother (1957 [1946]).2 To turn this example on its head, many parents have gone to fight in wars and in doing so left their children in the care of others, and they too were faced with moral dilemmas: I have a duty to care for my children, but I also have a duty of

in Evaluating parental power