Partisan and anti-partisan warfare in German-occupied Europe, 1939-1945: views from above and lessons for the present

Ben Shepherd, Juliette Pattinson

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This introductory article begins by sketching the general historical background of partisan and anti-partisan warfare in German-occupied Europe. It then briefly outlines the state of available primary sources, and the often heated, controversial character of the historiographical debates which are taking place within this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-693
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Strategic Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008



  • history
  • second world war
  • German-occupied Europe

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