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The Resource Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945, Olivier Courteaux, (electronic resource)

Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945, Olivier Courteaux, (electronic resource)

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Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945
Title
Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Courteaux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The relationship between Canada and France has always been complicated by the Canadian federal government's relations with Quebec. In this first study of Franco-Canadian relations during the Second World War, Olivier Courteaux demonstrates how Canada's wartime foreign policy was shaped by the country's internal divides. As Courteaux shows, Quebec's vocal nationalist minority came to openly support France's fascist Vichy regime and resented Canada's involvement in a 'British' war, while English Canada was largely sympathetic to de Gaulle's Free French movement and accepted its duty to aid embattled Mother Britain. Meanwhile, on the world stage, Canada deftly juggled ties with both French factions to appease Great Britain and the United States before eventually giving full support to the Free French movement
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NLC
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Courteaux, Olivier
Dewey number
327.7104409/044
LC call number
F1034
LC item number
.C67 2013
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Canada
  • France
  • France
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Aussenpolitik
  • Freies Frankreich
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • France
  • France
  • Canada
  • Kanada
  • Vichy-Regime
Summary expansion
[On] the eve of the Second World War, Franco-Canadian relations remained subdued. The two countries were friendly but not particularly close, and Canada's declaration of war on Germany in September 1939 did little to change that. The consensus in Canada was that Britain and France, with their respective empires, held a strong economic advantage over Germany. Things would sort themselves out in Europe, and there was no need to strengthen the existing relationship with France. The view was shattered by Germany's stunning victory over France, whose army had been widely considered the best in the world. This shocking turn precipitated immediate and far-reaching changes in France-Canadian relations. Book jacket
Label
Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945, Olivier Courteaux, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001141068
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781442612785
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014431525
Other physical details
illustration, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001141068
Label
Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945, Olivier Courteaux, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001141068
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781442612785
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014431525
Other physical details
illustration, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001141068

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