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November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945: Clandestine Resistance and Vichy Newspapers

(La France pendant la guerre 1939-1945: journaux de la Resistance et de Vichy)


Offering a fuller picture of the basis on which many key political decisions were made in Britain about the conduct of the war in France, this French-language collection sheds new light on a much-studied period. Use Voices from Wartime France to support coursework in French and European history, military history, diplomacy, World War II studies and many more disciplines.

An intuitive platform makes it all cross-searchable by subject or collection.

Date Range: 1939-1945
Content: 139,549 pages
Source Library: The British Library

The complete French holdings of the British Library – acquired through intelligence, clandestine and neutral sources – offers as full a view of life in France during World War II as was possible at the time.

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The British Library holds many resistance titles never acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale because France was under German occupation – as a result, one of the biggest and most important collection of titles originating from Occupied France remained almost unknown to the scholarly community until now. Newly digitized and full-text searchable, Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945 constitutes the sum of the French press that reached Britain during the German Occupation of France from 1940-44.

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