The Republic in Danger: General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence, 1933 1940

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This is the first full-length reappraisal in English of the role of France's chief of defense forces, General Maurice Gamelin (1872-1958). Reviled by many of his contemporaries and by two generations of historians as "the man who lost the Battle of France" in 1940, Gamelin is here presented as a man seeking to provide France with security and armed readiness in the face of the aggression and expansionism of Hitler's Third Reich. The reader sees him playing the decisive part in overcoming civil-military friction in the prewar years so that France was able to choose the path of resistance to Germany in September 1939.

Product Details

Price
$72.99
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
November 13, 2003
Pages
588
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.31 X 9.0 inches | 1.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521524292
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