French Politics And Everyday Life In The Battle Of France, 1940
West Point Press
Justin Liang is a senior at the University of Chicago, majoring in History. He wrote this paper for a colloquium on Nazi Germany. Curious as to how scholarship on France compared to work on the synergy between po-litical culture and the German war effort, he found the historiography to be lacking. Wary of the sharp distinctions between "defeatist" France and "defiant" Britain, as well as between collaboration and resistance, Justin wrote this paper to show that political culture informs, and is informed, by the everyday experience of war, resulting in a highly contingent civilian response to military conflict.
Liang, J. Justin. “French Politics And Everyday Life In The Battle Of France, 1940.” Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review 4, Vol. 2 (2014): 3-18