France Under Fire: German Invasion, Civilian Flight and Family Survival During World War II

TitleFrance Under Fire: German Invasion, Civilian Flight and Family Survival During World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsRissler, Nicole Dombrowski
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge
Abstract

This Monograph sheds light on the social, political and military origins of the French refugee crisis of 1940 caused by the Germany's 1940 invasion of France. Unprepared for air warfare's assault on civilian psyches, French planners were among the first in history to respond to civilian security challenges posed by aerial bombardment. France Under Fire offers a social, political and military examination of the origins of the French refugee crisis of 1940, a mass displacement of eight million civilians fleeing German combatants. Scattered throughout a divided France, refugees turned to German Occupation officials and Vichy administrators for relief and repatriation. Their solutions raised questions about occupying powers' obligations to civilians and elicited new definitions of refugees' rights" [WorldCat]

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fs/knt231
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