The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis by Matthew Cobb

The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis

byMatthew Cobb

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2009

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The French resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II was a struggle in which ordinary people fought for their liberty, despite terrible odds and horrifying repression. Hundreds of thousands of Frenchmen and women carried out an armed struggle against the Nazis, producing underground anti-fascist publications and supplying the Allies with vital intelligence. Based on hundreds of French eye-witness accounts and including recently-released archival material, The Resistanceuses dramatic personal stories to take the reader on one of the great adventures of the 20thcentury.

The tale begins with the catastrophic Fall of France in 1940, and shatters the myth of a unified Resistance created by General de Gaulle. In fact, De Gaulle never understood the Resistance, and sought to use, dominate and channel it to his own ends. Brave men and women set up organisations, only to be betrayed or hunted down by the Nazis, and to die in front of the firing squad or in the concentration camps. Over time, the true story of the Resistance got blurred and distorted, its heroes and conflicts were forgotten as the movement became a myth.

By turns exciting, tragic and insightful, The Resistancereveals how one of the most powerful modern myths came to be forged and provides a gripping account of one of the most striking events in the 20thcentury.

Title:The Resistance: The French Fight Against the NazisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Simon & Schuster UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847377599

ISBN - 13:9781847377593

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from French Resistance A good history about the struggles the French endured and their fight for freedom. I never knew much about the resistance and this was an excellent start to learn their stories.
Date published: 2014-01-02