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When Paris went dark : the city of light under german occupation, 1940-1944 / Ronald C. Rosbottom.

Rosbottom, Ronald C., 1942- author. (Author).
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Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville 944 ROS (Text) 76895000240814 1st Floor New Books Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 944.361 ROSBOTTOM (Text) 33946002973183 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316217433
  • ISBN: 9780316217439
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 447, 12 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First back bay paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes Reading Group Guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-429) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A nation disintegrates -- Waiting for Hitler -- Minuet (1940-1941) -- City without a face: the occupier's lament -- Narrowed lives -- The dilemmas of resistance -- The most narrowed lives: the hunt for Jews -- How much longer? (1942-1944) -- Liberation: a whodunit -- Angry aftermath: back on Paris time -- Is Paris still occupied?
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > France > Paris.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945.
Paris (France) > History > 1940-1944.

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