Les prisonniers de guerre allemands
Entre 1944 et 1948, presque 1 000 000 de prisonniers de guerre allemands sont détenus en France, d’abord dans des enceintes sauvages et des sites provisoires, puis dans des camps réguliers, enfin chez des particuliers. Figures honnies de l’Occupation, ces soldats de Hitler deviennent, vaincus, un enjeu majeur de la sortie de guerre de l’Europe en pleine reconstruction. Les Allemands réclament leur libération, les Américains comptent sur eux lorsque la Grande Alliance cède la place à la guerre froide et le gouvernement français entend se servir de cette main-d’œuvre peu chère et docile pour effacer les traces de la défaite. De sa plongée au cœur des archives françaises, allemandes, suisses, américaines, britanniques, vaticanes, Fabien Théofilakis nous offre une connaissance renouvelée de la transition française de la guerre à la paix. A partir de documents inédits et de nombreux témoignages d’anciens prisonniers qu’il a recueillis, il rend compte de cette captivité oubliée. Il campe ainsi le face-à-face inversé entre vainqueurs et vaincus d’hier dans une France qui a du mal à surmonter les traumatismes de l’Occupation et de la collaboration. Il dévoile une cohabitation intime comme les petits entrelacs d’une vie quotidienne tendue entre Français et Allemands. Il interroge le lien ambigu de la société allemande sous le nazisme puis sous occupation française avec ses prisonniers jusqu’à leur rapatriement. Il resitue l’enjeu des prisonniers de guerre dans la redéfinition des relations entre Alliés. Ce travail magistral comble une lacune et propose une autre vision de l’immédiat après-guerre, celle du retour de la paix en Europe occidentale.
Wartime Captivity in the 20th Century
Long a topic of historical interest, wartime captivity has over the past decade taken on new urgency as an object of study. Transnational by its very nature, captivity's historical significance extends far beyond the front lines, ultimately inextricable from the histories of mobilization, nationalism, colonialism, law, and a host of other related subjects. This wide-ranging volume brings together an international selection of scholars to trace the contours of this evolving research agenda, offering fascinating new perspectives on historical moments that range from the early days of the Great War to the arrival of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Vietnamese Colonial Republican
This volume is a comprehensive study of Vietnam’s greatest and most controversial 20th century writer who died tragically in 1939 at the age of 28. Vu Trong Phung is known for a remarkable collection of politically provocative novels and sensational works of non-fiction reportage that were banned by the communist state from 1960 to 1986. Leading Vietnam scholar, Zinoman, resurrects the life and work of an important intellectual and author in order to reveal a neglected political project that is excluded from conventional accounts of modern Vietnamese political history. He sees Vu Trong Phung as a leading proponent of a localized republican tradition that opposed colonialism, communism, and unfettered capitalism—and that led both to the banning of his work and to the durability of his popular appeal in Vietnam today.
The Temptation of Despair
Discusses the time in Germany right after World War II when the country was dealing with the physical, emotional, and mental scars of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and Nazi war crimes.
Argues that 1,000,000 German Prisoners of War died at the hands of the Americans and French in the period 1945-1948 and that Eisenhower and De Gaulle bear the direct responsibility for these mass deaths. This edition contains information from KGB archives examined in 1992.
History of the Workplace
Interest in the history of the workplace is on the rise. Recent work in this area has combined traditional methods and theories of social history with new approaches and new questions. It constitutes a ‘topical contact zone’, a particularly dynamic field of research at the junction of social history, history of occupational health and safety, history of technology and the industrial environment. This book focuses on the new approaches in this important and growing area and their possible range of influence. These new attempts to rewrite a history of the workplace are multiple - and in some cases disparate - but share many key characteristics. They are turning away from the assumption that class and class conflict is the prime mover in social history, abandoning the traditional binomial workers vs. entrepreneurs perspective which had long sustained the historical perspective on labour. Moreover, as this collections outlines, these new attempts concentrate on the analysis of complex social networks of actors that defined and configured industrial workplaces, suggesting a broadening of possible social actors. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Review of History.
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From the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells the story of the German's ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians fled, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While many American soldiers fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the eastern front. And after massacres by the Waffen-SS, even American generals approved when their men shot down surrendering Germans. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. 'Revealing, profound and thoroughly unputdownable, Stalingrad is an extraordinary achievement which transcends its genre' Vitali Vitaliev, Daily Telegraph (on Stalingrad) 'This brilliant storyteller. . . makes us feel the chaos and the fear as if every drop of blood was our own: that is his gift. It is much more than just a humane account; it is compellingly readable, deeply researched and beautifully written' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Spectator (on Berlin) 'This is a terrific, inspiring, heart-breaking book. It makes the argument all over again that the world would be an infinitely better place if it didn't keep producing subject matter for military historians: but as long as it does, we can rejoice that at the top of that profession is Antony Beevor' Sam Leith, Daily Mail (on D-Day) 'His book is the definitive history. This is World War II as Tolstoy would have described it - the great and the small' Gerard DeGroot, Washington Post (on The Second World War) Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have appeared in thirty foreign editions and sold over six million copies.
Prisoners of War
Krammer examines the history of prisoners of war from biblical times to the modern era. The narrative is supported by primary documents, biographies of relevant participants in history, and a bibliography to serve as a springboard for additional research.
Revue d Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande
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