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The Moment of Liberation in Western Europe: Power Struggles and Rebellions, 1943-1948

Gerd-Rainer Horn


The moment of liberation in Western Europe, 1943-1948, regards the final two years of World War II and the immediate post-liberation period as a moment in twentieth century history, when the shape and contours of postwar Western Europe appeared highly uncertain and various alternatives and conflicting visions were up for grabs. After close to six years of total war, Nazi terror and brutal occupation policies, a growing number of Europeans were no longer content solely to fight for national liberation from fascist control. Having staked their lives in military and civilian resistance to Nazism ... More

Keywords: Antifascism, Resistance, Western Europe, Social Movements, Anticapitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199587919
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199587919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerd-Rainer Horn, author
Professor of History, Le Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po