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Author Alexander, Martin S.

Title The republic in danger : General Maurice Gamelin and the politics of French defence, 1933-1940 / Martin S. Alexander
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1992]
©1992

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Description xiv, 573 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. The making of a republican general -- 2. Gamelin and the rebirth of German power -- 3. First responses: defence versus de;tente in the Laval era -- 4. The Popular Front, the army and politics -- 5. The road to rearmament: Gamelin, Daladier and Popular Front defence policy -- 6. Gamelin and air support of the army -- 7. Gamelin, the Maginot Line and Belgium -- 8. Gamelin, Yugoslavia and the eastern alliances: assets or embarrassments? -- 9. Men or material? Gamelin and British support for France -- 10. Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Soviet Union: from appeasement to war -- 11. Gamelin and the fall of Poland -- 12. The Twilight War: military stagnation and political conflict -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Analysis France
Military forces Leadership History
Notes Bibliography: p518-556. -Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 518-556) and index
Subject Gamelin, Maurice Gustave, 1872-1958 -- Military leadership.
France. Armée -- Biography.
Generals -- France -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Prisoners and prisons.
France -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
France -- Military policy.
France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 91039965
ISBN 0521372348