The Girl from Vichy

The Girl from Vichy


  • Author : Andie Newton
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789546675


The Girl from Vichy Book Description :

'A compelling and powerful read' Gill Thompson, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Child on Platform One 'A powerful and thoughtful novel' Louise Fein, author of Daughter of the Reich 1942, France. As the war in Europe rages on, Adèle Ambeh dreams of a France that is free from the clutches of the new regime. The date of her marriage to a ruthless man is drawing closer, and she only has one choice – she must run. With the help of her mother, Adèle flees to Lyon, seeking refuge at the Sisters of Notre Dame del la Compassion. From the outside this is a simple nunnery, but the sisters are secretly aiding the French Resistance, hiding and supplying the fighters with weapons. While it is not quite the escape Adèle imagined, she is drawn to the nuns a...

The Girl I Left Behind
Score: 5
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The Girl I Left Behind


  • Author : Andie Newton
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789546682


The Girl I Left Behind Book Description :

'A captivating story with a twist of romance threaded throughout' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan. 'A compelling tale of friendship, courage and espionage in a frightening and uncertain world' Charlotte Betts, author of The Dressmaker's Secret. What would you risk to save your best-friend? As a young girl, Ella never considered that those around her weren't as they appeared. But when her childhood best friend shows Ella that you can't always believe what you see, Ella finds herself thrown into the world of the German Resistance. On a dark night in 1941, Claudia is taken by the Gestapo, likely never to be seen again, unless Ella can save her. With the help of the man she loves, Ella must undertake her most dangerous mission yet and infiltra...

From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution

From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution


  • Author : Sarah Fishman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190248628


From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution Book Description :

At the end of World War II, the vast majority of people in France, living in small towns or rural areas, had suffered through a series of traumas - economic depression, war and occupation, the absence of millions of POWs, deportees and forced laborers, widespread destruction. The resultingdisruptions continued to reverberate in families for several years after the Liberation. In the decades following the war, France experienced radical economic and social transformations, becoming an urban, industrial, affluent nation. In less than thirty years, French ideas about gender and familylife underwent dramatic changes. This book provides a broad view of changing lives and ideas about love, courtship, marriage, giving birth, parenting, childhood, and adoles...

Vichy France and Everyday Life

Vichy France and Everyday Life


  • Author : Lindsey Dodd
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350011601


Vichy France and Everyday Life Book Description :

This wide-ranging volume brings together a blend of experienced and emerging scholars to examine the texture of everyday life for different parts of the wartime French population. It explores systems of coping, means of helping one another, confrontations with people or events and the challenges posed to and by Vichy's National Revolution during this difficult period in French and European history. The book focuses on human interactions at the micro level, highlighting lived experience within the complex social networks of this era, as French civilians negotiated the violence of war, the restrictions of Occupation, the shortages of daily necessities and the fear of persecution in their everyday lives. Using approaches drawn mostly from history, but a...

History and Popular Memory

History and Popular Memory


  • Author : Paul A Cohen
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231537292


History and Popular Memory Book Description :

When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French took comfort in the story of Joan of Arc and her heroic efforts to rid France of foreign occupation. To bring the Joan narrative more into line with current circumstances, however, popular retellings modified the original story so that what people believed took place in the past was often quite different from what actually occurred. Paul A. Cohen identifies this interplay between story and history as a worldwide phenomenon, found in countries of radically different cultural, religious, and social character. He focuses here on Serbia, Israel, Chin...

Village of Secrets
Score: 4
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Village of Secrets


  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307363107


Village of Secrets Book Description :

From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by pastures and thick forests of oak and pine, the plateau Vivarais lies in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France, cut off for long stretches of the winter by snow. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, downed Allied airmen and above all Jews. Many of these were children and babies, whose parents had been ...

Vichy France and the Resistance

Vichy France and the Resistance


  • Author : Harry Roderick Kedward
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Imports
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010606997


Vichy France and the Resistance Book Description :

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The Choice of the Jews Under Vichy
Score: 3
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The Choice of the Jews Under Vichy


  • Author : Adam Rayski
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060852541


The Choice of the Jews Under Vichy Book Description :

"It is France that, along with Germany, has persecuted the most Jews." Spoken at the beginning of 1943, this phrase was not a denunciation, but an unashamed assertion by André Lavagne, the chief of Marshal Pétain's civil cabinet. Indeed, France's leadership stood prominently among the governments of occupied Europe in its initiative and zeal in collaborating with the Nazis. Yet nearly three-quarters of the Jews living in France at the beginning of the war survived the "Final Solution." How was this possible? And what considerations motivated many prominent representatives of French Jewry, at least initially, to submit to the antisemitic measures of Vichy? Adam Rayski addresses these and other important questions in The Choice of the Jews under Vich...