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Protest, defiance and resistance in the Channel Islands

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The Nazi occupation of Europe of World War Two is acknowledged as a defining juncture and an important identity-building experience throughout contemporary Europe. Resistance is what saves' European societies from an otherwise chequered record of collaboration on the part of their economic, political, cultural and religious elites. Opposition took pride of place as a legitimizing device in the post-war order and has since become an indelible part of the collective consciousness. Yet there is one exception to this trend among previously occupied territories: the British Channel Islands. Collective identity construction in the islands still relies on the notion of orderly and correct relations' with the Germans, while talk of resistance' earns raised eyebrows. The general attitude to the many witnesses of conscience who existed in the islands remains ambiguous. This book conversely and expertly argues that there was in fact resistance against the Germans in the Channel Islands and is the first text to fully explore the complex relationship that existed between the Germans and the people of the only part of the British Isles to experience occupation.

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Author(s):
Gilly Carr
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
147253624X
ISBN-13:
9781472536242
Number of pages:
375
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Protest, defiance and resistance in the Channel Islands

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The Nazi occupation of Europe of World War Two is acknowledged as a defining juncture and an important identity-building experience throughout contemporary Europe. Resistance is what saves' European societies from an otherwise chequered record of collaboration on the part of their economic, political, cultural and religious elites. Opposition took pride of place as a legitimizing device in the post-war order and has since become an indelible part of the collective consciousness. Yet there is one exception to this trend among previously occupied territories: the British Channel Islands. Collective identity construction in the islands still relies on the notion of orderly and correct relations' with the Germans, while talk of resistance' earns raised eyebrows. The general attitude to the many witnesses of conscience who existed in the islands remains ambiguous. This book conversely and expertly argues that there was in fact resistance against the Germans in the Channel Islands and is the first text to fully explore the complex relationship that existed between the Germans and the people of the only part of the British Isles to experience occupation.

Author(s):
Gilly Carr
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
147253624X
ISBN-13:
9781472536242
Number of pages:
375
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Protest, defiance and resistance in the Channel Islands

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