1939-1945, combats de femmes, Françaises et Allemandes, les oubliées de la guerre

Title1939-1945, combats de femmes, Françaises et Allemandes, les oubliées de la guerre
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMorin-Rotureau, Évelyne
Number of Pages239

Books on the Second World War are almost always conjugated in the masculine form. However, putting women on the stage of history means showing the issues of this war from a different angle. Anonymous mothers, propelled as heads of households overnight after the departure of one and a half million men, have to deal with daily life, between restrictions and queues. Other women are actively involved in the Resistance, such as Hélène Viannay, co-founder of the very subversive newspaper Défense de la France. As a result of this commitment, 10,000 of them were deported to the Ravensbrück camp. In the cinema, which was very popular during the Occupation, directors like Jean Grémillon in Le Ciel est à vous transformed the traditional image of women. The authors of this book, some of whom are witnesses of the time, shed light on the actions of women during the Second World War.

Translated Title1939-1945, Female Combat: French and German Women, the Forgotten Ones of the War
Reprint Edition2008
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