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The Resource When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom

When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom

Label
When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944
Title
When Paris went dark
Title remainder
the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944
Statement of responsibility
Ronald C. Rosbottom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-429) and index
Contents
Chronology of the Occupation of Paris -- Major Personalities -- Preface -- Introduction -- 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? -- Appendix: De Gaulle's Speech on the Liberation of Paris -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 447 p.
Isbn
9780316217446
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014938425
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863596058
  • (OCoLC)ocn863596058
  • 653201
Label
When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-429) and index
Contents
Chronology of the Occupation of Paris -- Major Personalities -- Preface -- Introduction -- 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? -- Appendix: De Gaulle's Speech on the Liberation of Paris -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 447 p.
Isbn
9780316217446
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014938425
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863596058
  • (OCoLC)ocn863596058
  • 653201

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