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.

History of World War II


Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474838

Category: World War, 1939-1945.

Page: 960

View: 2017

Presents a comprehensive discussion of the origins, events, campaigns and personalities of World War II.

Allied and Axis Signals Intelligence in World War II


Author: David Alvarez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135262500

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8733

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.

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: 5608

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

German Order of Battle: 291st-999th Infantry divisions, named infantry divisions, and special divisions in World War II


Author: Samuel W. Mitcham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811734374

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 8610

These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945. Taken together, these volumes are the most comprehensive and accessible reference available on the Germany Army in World War II, unmatched in the information compiled on each division from inception to destruction.

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: 6137

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]

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

View: 4527

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.

Judging War Crimes And Torture

French Justice And International Criminal Tribunals And Commissions (1940-2005)


Author: Yves Beigbeder

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004153292

Category: Law

Page: 377

View: 8798

This volume shows that even democratic countries, like France but not France alone, can commit war crimes, crimes against humanity and even be accomplices in genocides. However, past crimes must be recalled and exposed, particularly if they have been hidden, covered by amnesties, and not judicially punished. They must be visible as part of a country's history in order to ensure that they are not repeated.

The Oxford companion to World War II


Author: Ian Dear,Michael Richard Daniell Foot

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 1343

View: 9620

A profusely illustrated survey, replete with maps, charts, and photographs, contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged articles on every aspect of the war, including national figures, battles, social history, and military technology, written by a world-wide team of experts. UP.