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When Paris went dark: the city of light under German occupation, 1940-1944 [electronic resource] / Ronald C. Rosbottom.

Rosbottom, Ronald C., 1942- author. (Author). Hillgartner, Malcolm, narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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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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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945.
Paris (France) > History > 1940-1944.

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