Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944 by Ian OusbyOccupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944 by Ian Ousby

Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944

byIan Ousby

Paperback | April 3, 2000

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France was slow and somewhat ineffectual in organizing resistance movement. In Occupation Ian Ousby challenges the myth that France was liberated " by the whole of France." The author explores the Nazi occupation of France with superb detail and eyewitness accounts that range from famous figures like Simone de Beauvoir, Charles de Gaulle, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gertrude Stein to ordinary citizens, forgotten heroes and traitors.
Title:Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.52 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 3, 2000Publisher:Cooper Square PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0815410433

ISBN - 13:9780815410430

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From Our Editors

In the early 1940s, the world was in constant terror because of Hitler and his Third Reich. Now you can get an in-depth look at the Nazi occupation of in France Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944. Ian Ousby outlines the reasons why France was slow and ineffective in trying to stop this movement and the effects that this had on the Second World War as a whole. The work includes accounts from Charles de Gaulle and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Editorial Reviews

The German occupation of France during World War II is considered one of the most shameful episodes of modern history....Well researched without being scholarly, Occupation is highly perceptive in its analysis of France's political convulsions and major Vichy figures.