The Long Silence: Civilian Life under the German Occupation of Northern France, 1914-1918 (Paperback)
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The Long Silence: Civilian Life under the German Occupation of Northern France, 1914-1918 (Paperback)

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Paperback 245 Pages / Published: 16/02/2001
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Based on original sources, including diaries, memoirs, family records and official documents, this is an account of how the rich agricultural and industrial areas of northern France were invaded, occupied and exploited between the summer of 1914 and the Armistice in November 1918. Factories were stripped, household furniture and fittings requisitioned, food supplies taken, and the population maltreated, malnourished and even taken to forced labour camps. Starvation loomed, and contact with the outside world vanished until Herbert Hoover set up his scheme of aid which kept the population alive during the war. The book describes how, in the struggle to survive, French civilians responded in ways which became familiar in World War II - escape networks, espionage, clandestine news-sheets, help for British soldiers trapped behind enemy lines - and all under the eyes of the occupying German army.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781860646539
Number of pages: 245
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" Revealing on both historical and domestic levels; it is full of odd insights and careful thought, and it is moving, too, in its recollection of a tragic and often forgotten experience of the French people." -- "The Daily Telegraph"
" This richly documented account is to be highly commended and deserves to be widely read." -- "European Business Review"

0;Revealing on both historical and domestic levels; it is full of odd insights and careful thought, and it is moving, too, in its recollection of a tragic and often forgotten experience of the French people.1; 2;"The Daily Telegraph"
0;This richly documented account is to be highly commended and deserves to be widely read.1; 2;"European Business Review"

"Revealing on both historical and domestic levels; it is full of odd insights and careful thought, and it is moving, too, in its recollection of a tragic and often forgotten experience of the French people." -"The Daily Telegraph"
"This richly documented account is to be highly commended and deserves to be widely read." -"European Business Review"

"Revealing on both historical and domestic levels; it is full of odd insights and careful thought, and it is moving, too, in its recollection of a tragic and often forgotten experience of the French people." --The Daily Telegraph

"This richly documented account is to be highly commended and deserves to be widely read." --European Business Review

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