Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He specialises in
nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and European History, with a particular focus on
the Second World War. His previous work on France under the German Occupation,
Marianne in Chains (2002) won the Wolfson History Prize. The Past in French History
(1994) explored French collective memory and political culture since the Revolution. Most
recently he directed an international oral history project, published as Europe’s 1968: Voices
of Revolt (2013). He is married with four children and lives in Oxford.