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 Second World War in France, the Dark Years 1940-1944
Written by Julian Jackson, professor of history at the University of Wales-Swansea, UK the first comprehensive book about the German occupation of France during World War II Describe the events of wartime in France, and also their historical ramification and development.
Scholars and general readers, who will get from France, the Dark Years during World War II a deep understanding of a crucial time in French history.
Through hundreds of photographs never before or rarely seen, this book offers an unprecedented view of life in France during the German occupation.
www.bookstore-france.com /books/secondwar_france.htm

  
 Embassy of France in the US - Compensation for the Anti-Semitic Legislation during the Occupation -
Recognizing that France, following the end of World War II, enacted legislation that provided restitution and compensation for victims of anti-Semitic persecution during World War II under the authority of the occupying German authorities or the Vichy Government,
The United States will explain that, in the context of the Commission, the Fund, and the Foundation, it is in the enduring and high interest of the United States to support efforts to achieve dismissal of all World War II-era cases against the Banks.
With respect to banks of non-French nationality, this definition applies to World War II activities in or relating to France.
www.info-france-usa.org /news/statmnts/2001/civs2.asp

  
 German Weapons
This book deals with the history and the organization of the tank and armoured units that operated in the OZAK from the beginning of the German occupation to the end of the war.
Martin Pegler, C,O, From the American War of Independence to World War II, the history of the military combat marksman is one of indifference and cost cutting.
Following the failed German counter-attack in Alsace in 1945, the division was transferred to the eastern front where it was annihilated in the Halbe pocket shortly before the end of the war.
www.aberdeenbookstore.com /german_weapons.htm   (14819 words)

  
 Books About World War II
During the German occupation of Denmark, Annemarie helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
The people of Budapest save the hippopotamuses in the zoo from starving during the war.
Books About World War II Home > Children's Services > Booklists > Books About World War II Skip Navigation
www.monroe.lib.in.us /childrens/wwiibib.html   (14819 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 12
During eighteen months of occupation the most active individuals from all walks and domains of life were murdered.
When the German Reich fell on May 8 or 9, 1945, and the most bloody of wars was thus ending, Poland was theoretically in the group of the victorious allies.
Confronted with the enormous military might of the enemies and having no assistance from France and Britain, which were unprepared for war, Poland was forced to suffer a military defeat.
www.poloniatoday.com /history12.htm   (14819 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 12
World War II The German onslaught on Poland on September 1, 1939, started the Second World War.
During eighteen months of occupation the most active individuals from all walks and domains of life were murdered.
Confronted with the enormous military might of the enemies and having no assistance from France and Britain, which were unprepared for war, Poland was forced to suffer a military defeat.
www.poloniatoday.com /history12.htm   (1239 words)

  
 Category:World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
German occupation of France in World War II
Timeline of politics and diplomacy during World War II
Non-German cooperation with Nazis during World War II
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:World_War_II   (178 words)

  
 Index to Comic Art Collection: "German Democratic" to "Gerzo"
-- Peefka was a German Shepherd scout dog for the American infantry in the Italian mountains in World War II.
-- Decries the prevalence of German teachers (spies) in France before the war.
The FBI says there's a Negro acting as a German spy in the show, and Wells rewrites the script to trick him into revealing himself during the performance His name is Greenwood, and he gets away.
www.lib.msu.edu /comics/rri/grri/german_d.htm   (178 words)

  
 Democratic Wings: Bush is the most unpopular U.S. president in modern history - a view from France
The ceremony at the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is to commemorate the sacrifices of that generation of soldiers, but there is no way for the people here to recall that war without considering how their friendship with the United States has been strained because of the war in Iraq.
Feelings here about the United States are complicated by the sacrifices it was willing to make to liberate millions of people from German occupation, and also by the strong belief that Americans began a war in the Middle East that could have been avoided.
« At long last - A memorial on The Mall Honoring the veterans of World War II
www.democraticwings.com /democraticwings/archives/foreign_policy/000610.php   (2808 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration
During the war these states were placed under a military occupation that was said to be temporary; they included Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Serbia, Greece, and France.
During the week before the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Churchill advised Roosevelt of his intention to aid the Soviets when the German attack fell, and Roosevelt promised his support.
Japan had not declared war on the USSR and was free to seek a separate peace between that nation and Germany.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_14.html   (2808 words)

  
 World War II [encyclopedia]
World War II is the most extensive and costly war in the history of the world, involving most of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
World War II is the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
Three-fifths of France came under German occupation, while the remainder became a neutral state, L'Etat Français, under the collaborative governments of Pétain and later Pierre Laval (1942), based in Vichy.
artzia.com /History/Wars/WWII   (2808 words)

  
 World War II [encyclopedia]
World War II is the most extensive and costly war in the history of the world, involving most of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
World War II is the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
Three-fifths of France came under German occupation, while the remainder became a neutral state, L'Etat Français, under the collaborative governments of Pétain and later Pierre Laval (1942), based in Vichy.
artzia.com /History/Wars/WWII   (2808 words)

  
 World War II [encyclopedia]
World War II is the most extensive and costly war in the history of the world, involving most of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
World War II is the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the world's nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theaters, and costing approximately 50 million lives.
Three-fifths of France came under German occupation, while the remainder became a neutral state, L'Etat Français, under the collaborative governments of Pétain and later Pierre Laval (1942), based in Vichy.
artzia.com /History/Wars/WWII   (2530 words)

  
 Web Links - Wars of Religion
"Expression under Suppression: The Artistic Response to the Occupation of France during World War II" - Kristi V. Shanahan
The Rutgers Oral History of World War II
Hitler and World War Two - from the series "Lectures on 20c Europe"
www.historyteacher.net /APEuroCourse/WebLinks/WebLinks-WorldWar2.htm   (706 words)

  
 NewsFromRussia.Com Amsterdam Jews mark 60th anniversary of Dutch liberation
Amsterdam Jews marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II in a ceremony Monday attended by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and several leaders of the local Muslim community.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday pardoned 6,778 prisoners, marking the 51st anniversary of the start of the country's eight-year war of independence with France and the end of Ramadan, his office said.
President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and Abizaid discussed Kyrgyzstan's cooperation in the war on terror and bilateral military cooperation between the two nations, Bakiyev's office said in a statement More details...
newsfromrussia.com /world/2005/11/01/66660.html   (2184 words)

  
 List of military engagements of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anton (1942)— Nazi-German occupation of Vichy France during World War II.
This is a List of military engagements of World War II which encompasses land, naval, and air engagements as well as campaigns, operations, defensive lines and sieges.
This is a list of World War II operations, sorted alphabetically.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_battles_of_World_War_II   (3658 words)

  
 PAN - Enigma German secret machine and the remarkable Polish success in breaking the code
The Polish effort in breaking Enigma's code shortened World War II in Europe by 6 to 12 months, sparing hundreds of thousand of casualties and saving Western Europe from occupation by the Red Army.
When the war started, on September 1st 1939, the Polish cryptologists were quickly evacuated from Poland through Romania to France.
The breaking of the Enigma code has been singled out by many war historians and great leaders as one of the greatest contributions to the war effort.
www.pan.net /history/enigma   (698 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 12
World War II The German onslaught on Poland on September 1, 1939, started the Second World War.
Confronted with the enormous military might of the enemies and having no assistance from France and Britain, which were unprepared for war, Poland was forced to suffer a military defeat.
During eighteen months of occupation the most active individuals from all walks and domains of life were murdered.
www.poloniatoday.com /history12.htm   (1239 words)

  
 Polish History - Part 12
During eighteen months of occupation the most active individuals from all walks and domains of life were murdered.
World War II The German onslaught on Poland on September 1, 1939, started the Second World War.
During the uprising and later, during the destruction of Warsaw, the Red Army took no action.
www.poloniatoday.com /history12.htm   (1239 words)

  
 Vichy France --  Encyclopædia Britannica
German occupation of France during World War II.
formally French State, French État Français (July 1940–September 1944), France under the regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain from the Nazi German defeat of France to the Allied liberation in World War II.
For some five decades after the end of World War II, silence shrouded the subject of France's complicity with Germany's wartime government in the exportation and ultimate execution of some 76,000 French Jews.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9075232   (743 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Munich
In 1705 during the War of the Spanish Succession it was under the control of the Habsburg family for some years since Maximilian II Emanuel, elector of Bavaria made a pact with France.
World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb.
Munich has a nearly unbroken history of SPD governments since World War II.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Munich   (8342 words)

  
 Occupation of Baltic Republics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This term is generally used for the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states ( Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) in the first phases of World War II.
Before the beginning of World War II Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed an ostensible non-aggression treaty known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
The spring of 1940 saw the German occupation of Denmark and Norway as well as a blitz through the Low Countries to France.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Occupation_of_Baltic_Republics   (8342 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Munich
In 1632 the city was occupied by Gustav II Adolph of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War and following 1705 it was under the control of the Habsburg family for some years.
Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that...
Munich has a nearly unbroken history of SPD governments since World War II.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Munich   (6936 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Vichy France
Vichy France, or the Vichy regime was the de facto French government of 1940-1944 during the Nazi Germany occupation of World War II.
The authoritarian Vichy France regime was headed by France's World War I hero Marshal Philippe Pétain; after the end of World War II, Pétain was convicted and sentenced to death for treason, which was commuted to life imprisonment by Charles de Gaulle.
France declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 following the German invasion of Poland.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=Vichy_France   (3564 words)

  
 Vichy France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vichy France, or the Vichy regime was the de facto French government of 1940-1944 during the Nazi Germany occupation of World War II.
France declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 following the German invasion of Poland.
Vichy France was established after France surrendered to Germany in 1940, and took its name from the government's capital in Vichy, southeast of Paris near Clermont-Ferrand.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vichy_France   (3460 words)

  
 HOOVER INSTITUTION ARCHIVES HOLDINGS ON WORLD WAR, 1914-1916.
Summary: Relates to Russian military operations during World War I, the establishment of Estonian armed forces in 1916, the Estonian war for independence, interwar Estonian politics, the Soviet occupation of Estonia in 1940, conditions in German prison camps during World War II, and recruitment of Estonians for the German armed forces.
Summary: Photographs depicting war scenes and Social conditions in France during World War I, and conditions in Germany and the Balkans at the end of the war; and writings and press summaries, relating to the motion picture industry.
includes correspondence with Kaiser Wilhelm II relating to the World War I war guilt question and a card index bibliography on the history of Morocco.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/comment/hoover.htm   (13492 words)

  
 Additional references about France (from France) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Formerly titled (“Defense of France”), it was founded as an underground paper during the German occupation of France in World War II, and after the war it emerged as a journal of mass appeal.
Article by Roger Cohen examining the place of the Jews in French society during World War II and comparing this position in present-day France.
Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the Western world, France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-201157   (641 words)

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