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European Resistance in the Second World War (Hardback)
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European Resistance in the Second World War (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 21/11/2013
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Resistance to German-led Axis occupation occurred all the way across the European continent during the Second World War. It took a wide range of forms - non-cooperation and disinformation, sabotage, espionage, armed opposition and full-scale partisan warfare. It is an important element in the experience and the national memory of the peoples who found themselves under Axis government and control. For over thirty years there has been no systematic attempt to give readers a panoramic yet detailed view of the make-up, actions and impact of resistance movements from Scandinavia down to Greece and from France through to Russia. This authoritative and accessible survey, written by a group of the leading experts in the field, provides a reliable, in-depth, up-to-date account of the resistance in each region and country along with an assessment of its effectiveness and of the Axis reaction to it. An extensive introduction by the editors Philip Cooke and Ben H. Shepherd draws the threads of the varied movements and groups together, highlighting the many differences and similarities between them. The book will be a significant contribution to the frequently heated debates about the importance of individual resistance movements. It will be thought-provoking reading for everyone who is interested in or studying occupied Europe during the Second World War.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848848863
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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“Brilliantly researched history”

Good Introduction to Resistance

European Resistance in the Second World War, edited by Philip Cook and Ben Shepherd is an excellent summary of the resistance movements during the war across all theatre in Europe. Let... More

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