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dc.contributor.advisorSweets, John F.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Benjamin Forrest
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-03T02:18:52Z
dc.date.available2010-09-03T02:18:52Z
dc.date.issued2008-08-20
dc.date.submitted2008
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations2.umi.com/ku:2663
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/6625
dc.description.abstractGeneral Dwight D. Eisenhower used the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur to conduct a guerilla war against German forces during the Allied campaigns in France. The study below examines the Allied politics, the nature and the development of the French Résistance, and the actions of the German forces in France to evaluate how useful the deployment of 93 JEDBURGH teams were in their role to conduct an effective guerilla war aiding Allied military objectives. Disagreements between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and resistance leader General Charles de Gaulle led to Eisenhower's inability to get the most out of the effort. Under certain conditions, Eisenhower and the French with British and American support achieved limited success. Eisenhower's recognition of de Gaulle's authority over the Résistance and his insistence on placing a French commander in charge of the effort proved to be the single greatest factor in the successes gained with the JEDBURGHs.
dc.format.extent437 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectMilitary history
dc.subjectEurope--history
dc.subjectModern history
dc.subjectJedburgh
dc.subjectUnconventional war
dc.subjectCoalition warfare
dc.subjectFrance
dc.subjectSpecial operations
dc.subjectWorld war II
dc.titleFreeing France: The Allies, the Résistance, and the JEDBURGHs
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberBailey, Victor
dc.contributor.cmtememberKelly, Van
dc.contributor.cmtememberSaul, Norman E.
dc.contributor.cmtememberSpiller, Roger J.
dc.contributor.cmtememberWilson, Theodore A.
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineHistory
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPH.D.
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