The Uncertain Foundation

France at the Liberation 1944–47

  • Andrew Knapp

About this book


France's liberation was expected to trigger a decisive break both with the Vichy régime and with the pre-war Third Republic. What happened was an untidy patchwork of unplanned continuities and false starts. This volume analyses the complex process of regime change, economic renewal, social transformation, and adjustment to a fast-evolving world.


Britain Charles de Gaulle communism empire France The Republic Third Republic

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Knapp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35614-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-22290-8
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