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Between Resistance and Collaboration

Popular Protest in Northern France, 1940–45


Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Introduction

    1. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 1-4
  3. The Occupation and Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 7-14
    3. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 15-42
  4. The Population’s Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-62
    2. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 63-71
    3. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 72-97
    4. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 98-106
    5. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 107-115
    6. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 116-141
  5. Conclusion

    1. Lynne Taylor
      Pages 142-161
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-195

About this book


Between Resistance and Collaboration explores the various means by which the local population both protested the hardships brought about by the Nazi occupation of Northern France, often forcing the authorities to do something about them, and evaded the plethora of regulations, political and economic, when the authorities were unable or unwilling to act.


bibliography construction France German reconstruction resistance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaterlooCanada

About the authors

Lynne Taylor is Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Bibliographic information


"[She] has produced a fine and valuable little study (161 pages of text), which is solidly grounded in both the French and English secondary material as well as the relevant French archives, both departmental and national." - History: Reviews of New Books

"This book is a valuable addition to our knowledge of the ways in which many of the French tried to cope with the rigors of wartime life under German rule." - American Historical Review