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After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Thomas J. Laub


After signing an armistice agreement on 22 June 1940, Adolf Hitler placed the German army in charge of occupied France and ordered the military government to supervise the Vichy regime and maintain security. Viewing World War II as a struggle between nation‐states, the military commander in France, Otto von Stülpnagel, cultivated French support, placed industrial resources at the disposal of the German war effort, and maintained ‘security’ by capturing enemy soldiers and Allied spies. Initially barred from the Hexagon, Göring's Office of the Four Year Plan, Himmler's SS, and Ribbentrop's Forei ... More

Keywords: Adolf Hitler, military government, Stülpnagel, SS, Pierre Laval, Holocaust, deportation, resistance, reprisal, accommodation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199539321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas J. Laub, author
James Madison University, Virginia