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The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914-18: Living with the enemy in First World War France

Connolly, JE; (2018) The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914-18: Living with the enemy in First World War France. Cultural History of Modern War. Manchester University Press: Manchester. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Much of the French department of the Nord was occupied during the First World War. This book considers the ways in which occupied locals responded to and understood their situation, focusing on key behaviours adopted by locals and the beliefs surrounding such conduct. Key topics examined include forms of complicity, disunity, criminality, resistance, and the memory of the occupation. This local case study calls into question overly-patriotic readings of this experience, and suggests a new conceptual vocabulary to help understand certain civilian behaviours under military occupation. Drawing on extensive primary documentation, this book proposes that a dominant 'occupied culture' existed among locals: a moral-patriotic framework, born of both pre-war socio-cultural norms and daily interaction with the enemy, that guided conduct and was especially concerned with what was considered acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

Type: Book
Title: The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914-18: Living with the enemy in First World War France
ISBN-13: 978-1-5261-1780-9
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526...
Additional information: Copyright © James E. Connolly 2018. This electronic version has been made freely available under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC) licence, thanks to the support of University College London, which permits non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction provided the author(s) and Manchester University Press are fully cited and no modifications or adaptations are made. Details of the licence can be viewed at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
Keywords: France, History, First World War, Military occupation, Cultural history, Social history, Memory, Collaboration, Resistance
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048745
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