Despite heavy censorship and sometimes outright control by either Vichy or the Germans, the authorized press is a useful and necessary source for anyone studying the period of German occupation and the Vichy government in France. The daily and weekly political press, the press created by Vichy for its Chantiers de la Jeunesse youth movement, its Legion of War veterans and its Peasant Corporation for agriculture show the regime's ideology and priorities. A wide variety of other periodicals, including religious publications, advertising papers, trade papers, and sports papers, provides insights into the professional and local life of the period. This book provides a guide to the authorized press of the occupation period. With a list of 2500 periodicals, the book covers the more important daily, weekly, bimonthly, monthly, and quarterly publications in Paris and the departments. The periodicals are listed by subject for Paris, alphabetically for the departments.
For each periodical, the book gives city of publication, approximate beginning and ending dates, and library or archive where the periodical is held as well as other available information such as the periodical's prewar political position, what the periodical said about itself, its relationship with Vichy or the Germans, and successor publication. If a book or article has been written about the periodical, it is also included.
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"The Authorized Press in Vichy & German France, 1940-1944 is more than just a niche work about wartime France. It will prove to be a vital resource for researchers who seek to explore the tribulations of a great democratic country engulfed by totalitarianism."-American Reference Books Annual
?The Authorized Press in Vichy & German France, 1940-1944 is more than just a niche work about wartime France. It will prove to be a vital resource for researchers who seek to explore the tribulations of a great democratic country engulfed by totalitarianism.?-American Reference Books Annual