World War II Vichy French Security Troops


Author: Stephen M. Cullen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472827740

Category: History

Page: 48

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After the Fall of France in 1940, a new puppet state was set up in the south. Officially known as the French State, it is better known as Vichy France. This collaborationist Vichy regime's armed forces were more active and usually more numerous than German troops in the task of hunting down and crushing the maquis - the French Resistance guerrilla forces This book will cover the organization and operations of Vichy French Security Forces, including: the new Vichy Police Nationale, particularly their Groupes Mobiles de Reserve, the Service d'Ordre Légionnaire , and the Milice Francaise, a ruthless anti-Resistance militia armed partly with British weapons captured from SOE airdrops. Fully illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and commissioned artwork, it tells the story of Occupied France from the perspective of those who sought to keep it in German hands.

World War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945


Author: Norman Polmar,Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486479625

Category: History

Page: 940

View: 6768

This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle

Allied and Axis Signals Intelligence in World War II


Author: David Alvarez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135262500

Category: History

Page: 240

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The importance of codebreaking and signals intelligence in the diplomacy and military operations of World War II is reflected in this study of the cryptanalysts, not only of the US and Britain, but all the Allies. The codebreaking war was a global conflict in which many countries were active. The contributions reveal that, for the Axis as well as the Allies, success in the signals war often depended upon close collaboration among alliance partners.

United States Army in World War II

Middle East Theatre, Persian Corridor and Aid to Russia


Author: United States. Military History, Office of the Chief of

Publisher: N.A



Page: 545

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The Politics of Industrial Collaboration during World War II

Ford France, Vichy and Nazi Germany


Author: Talbot Imlay,Martin Horn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107016363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 9323

Important new study of wartime industrial collaboration focussing on Ford Motor Company's French affiliate during the Second World War.

The A to Z of World War II

The War Against Japan


Author: Anne Sharp Wells

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870266

Category: History

Page: 494

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The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic weapons by the United States in 1945. It also addresses the aftermath of the war, including the formation of the United Nations and the American occupation of Japan. As the first of two volumes covering World War II, this volume concentrates on the war in Asia and the Pacific so the user benefits from the comprehensive explanations of the people, places, and events that shaped much of that region's 20th-century history.

Campaigns of World War II day by day


Author: Chris Bishop,Chris McNab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905704088

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 256

View: 5707

This comprehensive reference volume is divided into two parts, the war in Europe and North Africa and the war in the Pacific. Within each section every campaign is described in detail and analysed. Chronologies show how the war progressed from one day to another. World War II remains the largest military conflict in history.--[from introduction]

Spying on the World


Author: Richard J Aldrich

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748678603

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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20 case studies explore key moments in the Joint Intelligence Committee's history, from WWII to the War in Iraq, and from the Falklands War to the IRA. Each case study includes an introduction, a full reproduction of an original JIC document that influenc