articles tagged "Mary Louise Roberts"

D-Day Through French Eyes

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | A Public Affair
Mary Louise Roberts

“Silent parachutes dotting the night sky—that’s how one woman in Normandy in June of 1944 learned that the D-Day invasion was under way.”- The University of Chicago Press on D-Day Through French Eyes. Learn more about this wonderful book by listening to this pledge drive edition of APA! more »

What Soliders Do: Sex and the American GI in WWII France

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 | A Public Affair
(Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Pix Inc./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Traditionally, Americans have been presented with the picture of American GIs swooping in on D-Day to rescue the French, including the forever-grateful French women. Mary Louise Roberts, a U.W. Madison French history professor, re-researches the typical portrayals of French-U.S. relations and more critically examines this idealistic picture of the “French kiss”. more »

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