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Fleeing Hitler
By Hanna Diamond

Fleeing Hitler

France 1940

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Fleeing Hitler by Hanna Diamond

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Wednesday 12th June 1940. The Times reported 'thousands upon thousands of Parisians leaving the capital by every possible means, preferring to abandon home and property rather than risk even temporary Nazi domination'. As Hitler's victorious armies approached Paris, the French government abandoned the city and its people, leaving behind them an atmosphere of panic. Roads heading south filled with ordinary people fleeing for their lives with whatever personal possessions they could carry, often with no particular destination in mind. During the long, hard journey, this mass exodus of predominantly women, children, and the elderly, would face constant bombings, machine gun attacks, and even starvation. Using eyewitness accounts, memoirs, and diaries, Hanna Diamond shows how the disruption this exodus brought to the lives of civilians and soldiers alike made it a defining experience of the war for the French people. As traumatized populations returned home, preoccupied by the desire for safety and bewildered by the unexpected turn of events, they put their faith in Marshall Petain who was able to establish his collaborative Vichy regime largely unopposed, while the Germans consolidated their occupation. Watching events unfold on the other side of the channel, British ministers looked on with increasing horror, terrified that Britain could be next.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199532599
ISBN-10: 0199532591
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Hanna Diamond

Fleeing Hitler by Hanna Diamond Fleeing Hitler, Hardback (June 2007)

The first ever account of how the fall of France to the Germans in 1940 affected the lives of ordinary French people. Using eyewitness accounts, Hanna Diamond tells a story of mass exodus, defeat, humiliation, and occupation - opening the way for the triumph of the Vichy regime under Marshal Petain.

Vichy, Resistance, Liberation by Hanna Diamond Vichy, Resistance, Liberation, Hardback (February 2005)

Bringing together key international scholars, this book offers insight into the critical period of modern France. It shifts the focus away from political history to reflect the interest in socio-cultural aspects of the Second World War and breaks down traditional chronological barriers.

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Author Biography - Hanna Diamond

Hanna Diamond is Senior Lecturer in French History in the Department of European Studies at the University of Bath. She lived and taught in Paris for many years and has spent her career researching into the lives of the French people during the twentieth century. Her previous book, Women and the Second World War in France 1939-48: choices and constraints is also based on personal narratives and oral history. It was the first to explore the range of women's experiences of the war. She is currently working on a micro history of a mining community in southern France.

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