When Paris Went Dark _ RONALD C. ROSBOTTOM

Author: RONALD C. ROSBOTTOM
Genre: History
Binding: Hardcover
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The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
ISBN: 9780316217446
Category: History
Publisher: Little, Brown
Maturity Rating: NOT_MATURE

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SKU: B00121041

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The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes-Jews, immigrants, adolescents, communists, rightists, cultural icons such as Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus and Sartre, as well as police officers, teachers, students, and store owners-rallied around a little known French military officer, Charles de Gaulle. WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying on a range of resources—memoirs, diaries, letters, archives, interviews, personal histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photographs, film and historical studies—Rosbottom has forged a groundbreaking book that will forever influence how we understand those dark years in the City of Light
pages: 480

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Weight 0.923 kg
Dimensions 28 × 20 × 6 cm
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When Paris Went Dark

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