The thesis underlying this book is that multinational communities are part of the patchwork of Liberation in France, and are relevant to our ongoing discussions of the events of 1944/1945. The five case studies (Normandy, Cherbourg, Marseille, the Pyrénées-Orientales and Reims) have attempted to bring together the often separate narratives of Liberation told by Liberated and Liberators. They are sites in which the protagonists met together — sometimes briefly, sometimes over a period of years — and developed a relationship.
KeywordsNational Identity Host Community National Community Liberation Community French Authority
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