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Author Rosbottom, Ronald C., 1942- author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.54 ROS    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    940.54 ROS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xxxii, 447 pages : illustrations, maps, photographs ; 25 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographic notes and index.
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.
Subject France -- History -- German occupation 1940-1945.
France -- History -- Military 20th century.
Military occupation.
World War II -- France.
Nazi collaborators.
World War II -- Underground movements -- France.
Added Author Yi, Lu, cartographer.
ISBN 9780316217446 (hardcover)
0316217441 (hardcover)

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