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Author Williams, Maude, author.

Title French soldiers' morale in the Phoney War, 1939-1940 / Maude Williams and Bernard Wilkin
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in the modern history of France
Contents The French Army on the German-French border -- Inaction and demoralisation -- The struggle against cafard -- Dealing with German and Communist propaganda -- Interacting with British soldiers
Summary "The collapse of the French Army in 1940 is a well-researched topic in Second World War Studies but a surprising gap in the historiography emerges when it comes to the study of the French military prior to the May 1940 German offensive. Using various public and private sources in different languages, this book addresses this gap by studying morale on the frontline and its management by the French government, the Grand Quartier Général, at the scale of the regiment and on a personal level. It also investigates German and British propaganda in French and aimed at the French sector of the frontline to offer the first comprehensive comparative study of French army morale in any language"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject France. Armée -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
France. Armée -- Military life -- History -- 20th century
France. Armée.
World War (1939-1945)
Military morale -- France -- History -- 20th century
Soldiers -- France -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
Armed Forces -- Military life.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Military morale.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilkin, Bernard, author.
LC no. 2018046125
ISBN 1315311488