Gender, women and the Occupation of France, 1940‐1944

  title={Gender, women and the Occupation of France, 1940‐1944},
  author={J. Tumblety},
  journal={History Compass},
Perhaps the only acquaintance that a popular audience is likely to have with the women of wartime France is provided by Charlotte Gray, the eponymous fictional creation of novelist Sebastian Faulks, who, in the service of British intelligence, is parachuted into Occupied France during the Second World War to aid local resisters. Describing the film version of the novel as both ‘cinema-sucre’ and a ‘preposterous fable’ for its romantic and simplified view of the lives of such agents, one critic… Expand


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