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Response to Review of French Crime Fiction and the Second World War: Past Crimes, Present Memories

Michelle Emanuel’s review offers a comprehensive appraisal of my book and its interdisciplinary study of memories of the Second World War in France. As Emanuel rightly highlights, my work aims to generate discussion on the intersections between war studies, memory studies and popular culture. It makes the case for the critical insights that accrue fromContinue reading “Response to Review of French Crime Fiction and the Second World War: Past Crimes, Present Memories”

Women and the Second World War in France 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints

Hanna Diamond’s study of women in occupied France and the period immediately following the Liberation represents a considerable achievement and an invaluable contribution to scholarship on how French women responded to the hardships, upheavals and conflicts of wartime occupation. Using oral testimony from regional studies of Toulouse, Brittany and Paris, this study combines a focusContinue reading “Women and the Second World War in France 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints”