The resistance : the French fight against the Nazis Matthew Cobb.
By: Cobb, Matthew.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster 2009Description: 403 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781847371232 (hbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Underground movements -- France -- Underground movements | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945DDC classification: 940.548644 COB Summary: A gripping and insightful history of the French Resistance and the men and women who opposed Nazi occupation during World War II.--Publisher.
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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.
Includes bibiiographical references (p. -388) and index..
Includes bibliographical references (p. -388) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -321) and index.
A gripping and insightful history of the French Resistance and the men and women who opposed Nazi occupation during World War II.--Publisher.
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