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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

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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
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Author
Author
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
  • 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
NjBwBT
Dewey number
940.54/214361
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D762.P3
LC item number
R67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Label
When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-427), filmography (pages 427-429), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 447 pages
Isbn
9780316217446
Lccn
bl2014026872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • bl2014026872
  • 691059
Label
When Paris went dark : the City of Light under German occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-427), filmography (pages 427-429), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 447 pages
Isbn
9780316217446
Lccn
bl2014026872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • bl2014026872
  • 691059

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