After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Paperback | November 1, 2013

byThomas J. Laub

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German policy in occupied France during the Second World War was in many ways a story of bitter internal conflict between the various German agencies in charge of the occupation. After the Fall provides a detailed analysis of the struggle between these different agencies, highlighting thesignificant differences in ideology, policy, and method between the army, the SS, and the diplomatic service, and the rivalries between them in their struggle for dominance. It also looks at what these battles implied for the direction of German policy in France, from the exploitation of the Frencheconomy and the suppression of resistance activity, to the attempt to carry out Nazi racial plans. In the process, it sheds much light on both the inner workings of the Nazi regime and on the decisions made by the French government during the course of the occupation.

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German policy in occupied France during the Second World War was in many ways a story of bitter internal conflict between the various German agencies in charge of the occupation. After the Fall provides a detailed analysis of the struggle between these different agencies, highlighting thesignificant differences in ideology, policy, and...

Thomas J. Laub teaches history at Delta State University, Mississippi.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199687196

ISBN - 13:9780199687190

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Introduction1. The Shocking Defeat2. Rivals and Scavengers3. Setting the Precedent 584. First Measures5. Resistance and Reprisals6. The End of Ambiguity7. Transitions8. Defamation, Discrimination, and Despoliation9. Racial Deportations10. Labor Deportations and Resistance11. Invasion and RetreatBibliographyIndex