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Occupiers who became Liberators: Remembering and Forgetting the Italian Occupation of France

The Italian occupation of parts of France and Corsica never quite fitted the wider dominant narrative of the French struggle against the Nazi occupation. Concepts of occupation and liberation seem bizarrely inverted. After occupying Corsica for 10 months, when Italy … Continue reading

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‘Laboratory of Liberation’: Lessons for France from the Liberation of Corsica

  Liberation of Corsica in 1943 provided important lessons for mainland France Corsica provided warnings of what might happen if Communists took charge Corsican experience showed allies the capabilities and limitations of the Resistance On the eve of the 70th … Continue reading

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