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Relations between Britain and France in World War Two

Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh, 3 May 2017 Roundtable speakers: Professor Peter Jackson (Glasgow) and Dr Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) When war was declared in September 1939, Britain and France stood together as allies with similar democratic traditions, levels of military and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Society for the Study of French History 31st Annual Conference ‘France, Europe and the World’

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of French History 31st Annual Conference ‘France, Europe and the World’ University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 26-27 June 2017 Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Robert Gildea (Oxford) Professor John Merriman (Yale) Professor Sophie Wahnich (CNRS) … Continue reading

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‘Imprisoned in the Vatican’: Neutrality and the Challenges Facing the French Embassy to the Holy See in World War Two

Paper presented at ‘Embassies in Crisis’ conference, British Academy, 9 June 2016 Introduction The case of the French embassy to the Holy See in the Second World War was very different to the other embassies being discussed today, given the … Continue reading

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Relations between Britain and France in World War Two

I am currently working on a two-year Royal Society of Edinburgh Network on ‘Relations between Britain and France in World War Two’, with Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro.   The Network  The network will contribute substantially to understanding the wider long-term significance … Continue reading

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France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45

France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45 Provisional programme Conference Registration available here List of nearby hotels Conference dates: 2-3 July 2015 Conference venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow In conjunction with Global War Studies Organisers: Dr Karine … Continue reading

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France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45

France and the Second World War in Global Perspective, 1919-45 University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 2-3 July 2015 In conjunction with Global War Studies Registration now open: click here Keynote Speakers:  Talbot Imlay (Université Laval) Peter Jackson (University of Glasgow) … Continue reading

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A Battle to Remain French: Occupation, Resistance and Liberation in Corsica in the Second World War

70th anniversary of the liberation of Corsica Against threats from Fascist Italy, war became a battle for Corsica to remain French When war erupted in 1939, Corsicans mobilised against what many considered to be their ‘hereditary enemy’. Unlike most of … Continue reading

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How was Corsica shaped by the Second World War?

As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Corsica approaches, now is the time to re-examine how far the legacies of the experiences of the war and the Italian occupation of Corsica shaped identities on the island. Corsica was the … Continue reading

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