When Paris went dark: the city of light under German occupation, 1940-1944 / Ronald C. Rosbottom.
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- ISBN: 9781478953906 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 147895390X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio : 2014.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
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|Subject:||France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945.
Paris (France) > History > 1940-1944.