The Ordeal of France 1940-1944
Explore the complex reality of the Nazi occupation of France in a new historical account that uncovers a more human and moving narrative than the myths that have emerged. Ian Ousby delves into the late arrival of resistance, the initial correctness of the Germans turning to brutality, and the universal presence of the resistance that the French like to imagine. From famous figures to forgotten heroes, Occupation blends compelling detail with moving eyewitness accounts.
First Published in 1998
2009-07-23T00:00:00.000ZA very good overview that answered all of my questions about life in Nazi-occupied France. – source