Diary of the Dark Years is a sharply observed record of day-to-day life in occupied Paris, but far more: it is "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Wall Street Journal), expressing both shame at French collaboration with the Nazis ...
Author: Jean Guéhenno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Jean Guéhenno's [diary] ... is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called 'a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice' ... Here, David Ball provides not only the first English translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition"--
Historians agree: the diary of Léon Werth (1878-1955) is one of the most precious--and readable--pieces of testimony ever written about life in France under Nazi occupation and the Vichy regime.
Author: Léon Werth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Historians agree: the diary of Léon Werth (1878-1955) is one of the most precious--and readable--pieces of testimony ever written about life in France under Nazi occupation and the Vichy regime. Werth was a free-spirited and unclassifiable writer. He is the author of eleven novels, art and dance criticism, acerbic political reporting, and memorable personal essays. He was Jewish, and left Paris in June 1940 to hide out in his wife's country house in Saint-Amour, a small village in the Jura Mountains. His short memoir 33 Days recounts his struggle to get there. Deposition tells of daily life in the village, on nearby farms and towns, and finally back in Paris, where he draws the portrait of a Resistance network in his apartment and writes an eyewitness report of the insurrection that freed the city in August, 1944. From Saint-Amour, we see both the Resistance in the countryside, derailing troop trains, punishing notorious collaborators--and growing repression: arrests, torture, deportation, and executions. Above all, we see how Vichy and the Occupation affect the lives of farmers and villagers and how their often contradictory attitudes evolve from 1940-1944. Werth's ear for dialogue and novelist's gift for creating characters animate the diary: in the markets and in town, we meet real French peasants and shopkeepers, railroad men and the patronne of the café at the station, schoolteachers and gendarmes. They come off the page alive, and the countryside and villages come alive with them. With biting irony, Werth records, almost daily, what Vichy-German propaganda was saying on the radio and in the press. We follow the progress of the war as people did then, day by day. These entries make interesting, often amusing reading, a stark contrast with his gripping entries on the persecution and deportation of the Jews. Deposition is a varied and complex piece of living history, and a pleasure to read.
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.
Author: Ronald C. Rosbottom
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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, deportations, 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.
' 'There is none,' replied Gamelin.This exciting book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the greatest bastions of the ...
Author: Julian Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
On 16 May 1940 an emergency meeting of the French High Command was called at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris. The German army had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and elsewhere, only five days after launching their attack. Churchill, who had been telephoned by Prime Minister Reynaud the previous evening to be told that the French were beaten, rushed to Paris to meet the French leaders. The mood in the meeting was one of panic and despair; there was talk ofevacuating Paris. Churchill asked Gamelin, the French Commander in Chief, 'Where is the strategic reserve?' 'There is none,' replied Gamelin.This exciting book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the greatest bastions of the Western Allies, and thus to a dramatic new phase of the Second World War. The search for scapegoats for the most humiliating military disaster in French history began almost at once: were miscalculations by military leaders to blame, or was this an indictment of an entire nation?Using eyewitness accounts, memoirs, and diaries, Julian Jackson recreates, in gripping detail, the intense atmosphere and dramatic events of these six weeks in 1940, unravelling the historical evidence to produce a fresh answer to the perennial question of whether the fall of France was inevitable.
He TOR 30 years after the second world war , France : The Dark Years , 1940 - 1944 . By points out that on the rare and dangerous I few French historians were
prepared seJulian Jackson . Oxford University Press ; occasions when they met ...
... The dark years 1940-1944, by J. Jackson. S. Reynolds ...........................................
.......... 270 Audiberti. One hundred years of solitude (French), by J.Y. Guerin. M.
Bryden. ................................. 271 Theater starring language: Jacques Audiberti, ...
... by documentaries was at its height during the dark years 1940-43 , and from 1944 private emotions are taking first place ... to direct such warmly human films
as Listen 10 Britain , Words for Battle , Fires Were Started and A Diary for Timothy
A Checklist of Unpublished Diaries by Londoners and Visitors with a Select
Bibliography of Published Diaries Heather Creaton. 212 . ... Glasgow : Hodge , 1944 . 168pp . [ Wartime Civil Servant ' s ... Years of hope : diaries , letters and
papers , 1940 – 62 , ed . R Winstone . ... Dark and hurrying days , ed . A W Martin
and P ...
Author: John Appleton Haven HopkinsPublish On: 1944
... very dark days of 1940 and 1941 . The preponderance of the war weighs down
upon us all . And after the German war we must not forget there is war with Japan
. NEW YORK " AERAD W 24 % is , in the intervui Decween te two great battlès ...
I let him have his say , and when he finished I said quietly and firmly : " But you It
is growing dark . The same stark , ... Between snatches of reading in J. M.'s diary I
have mastered the second syllable of Acambaro . I am making progress , slowly ...
Selections from the Years 1939-1944 Breckinridge Long Fred L. Israel ...
Momentous things happen these days — and , because there are so many of
them and our stake so great - we handle them without ... 63 On December 6 ,
Roosevelt appealed to Emperor Hirohito to " give thought in this definite
emergency to ways of dispelling the dark clouds . ... General ; Orme Wilson ,
foreign service officer , Department of State liaison officer with the War and Navy
Departments , 1940 – 1944 .
Al , B9 Danse Macabre ( Song for the New Year ) ( It ' s farewell to the drawing -
room ' s mannerly cry ) , 1939 . B2 ; 1970 . A4 Dark Years , The ( Autumn 1940 ) (
Epilogue to The Double Man ) , 1970 . A4 ; 1973 . A2 Darlington ... B2 Dialogues
and a Diary , 1963 . ... B8 " Dog Beneath the Gown , The , " 1956 . B2 ; 1957 . B1
Dog Beneath the Skin , The , 1937 . Bl ; 1939 . B11 ; 1940 . B4 ; 1944 , B5 ; 1949 .
France: The Dark Years, 1940-1944. 2001. A major reassessment of the Vichy
period, set within the broader sweep of modern French history. Keegan, John.
The Second World War. 1989. A detailed but readable study featuring military ...
Author: Thomas F. X. Noble
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Western Civilization leads the market as the first western civilization text to include a separate chapter on Late Antiquity and the first to use the new political history, the effect of power and politics on all members of society, at the center of its narrative. Recognizing that European history was affected by factors outside the continent, this text looks at Europe by examining its place in the world. With an emphasis on the experimental nature of political and social history, the text challenges students to explore why and how history unfolded as it did.
Author: Historical Association (Great Britain)Publish On: 1939
The years from 1923 to his death in 1944 are affectionately described in A Man
from Kansas ( New York , Putnam's ) , by ... A sequel to Unfinished Business ( 1944 ) , by the tactful assistant of Colonel House during the Peace Conference of
1919 , who describes from his diary his ... A sympathetic and well - informed
narrative of the dark years 1940-45 , with special reference to the Vichy regime
and the ...
But is the Occupation all that happened , and what exactly is it that the dark years
between 1940 and 1944 represent to Modiano ? Prince ' s statement , with its
reference to Drancy and Auschwitz , would seem to suggest that the horrors ...
Author: Martine Guyot-Bender
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
The first collective study in English of the novels of Patrick Modiano (b. 1945), these essays approach the question of memory - and its interaction with history - in Modiano's works from several different theoretical and critical angles, all leading to an examination of the relationship between recollection and representation. The historical background of the Nazi occupation of France offers grounds for reflection on the ambiguous relationship between individual and collective memory. Through investigation, memory, repetition, and a coming to writing, Modiano's narrators represent each one of us as we come to terms with our individual and historical past.
Robert Paxton writes that “ their number was minuscule and it was to grow even
smaller during the first year ” ( June 1940 to May 1941 ) . ... except against
Communists , whose honeymoon period in occupied Paris ended with mass
arrests on the night of 4 – 5 October 1940 . ... The importance of this passive
resistance was that those who believed in France ' s survival during those dark days created the ...
... the farm that invites us for lunch every day offers us these enormous , succulent
roasts , such as we haven ' t known for so many years . ... But it ' s almost dark
and I can ' t look for Bernice ' s , and then I ' m a little bit afraid of verbal abuse .
Author: Marie-Louise Osmont
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The diary of a French woman provides a perceptive, firsthand view of life in occupied France, capturing the horrors, hardships, and banality of World War II against the backdrop of everyday rural life. TV tie-in. 15,000 first printing. First serial, Destination Discovery.
Over 700 books and periodical articles are reviewed by leading historians in this selective annotated bibliography of the German occupation of France from 1940 to 1944. The most important works were selected, including official documents and proceedings of colloquiums printed in book form, studies, memoirs, biographies, some novels, and periodical articles. Both factual and critical information is provided for these works. All phases of the period in Metropolitan France are addressed: the Vichy government, daily life, collaboration, resistance, the French Communists, the Liberation, and the postwar purge of collaborators.
... World War II ( Lexington : University Press of Kentucky , 1995 ) , which is based
on memoirs and diaries of German soldiers . ... 2005 ) , and Julian Jackson ' s
France : The Dark Years , 1940 – 1944 ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2001 )
Author: Raffael Scheck
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
Germany, 1871-1945 presents an original, lucid, and thought-provoking history. Its aim is to inspire readers to weigh the historical evidence. At the end of the Second World War, the first unified German state collapsed, a disintegration with European and global ramifications. Ever since, historians have sought to explain what went wrong in German history. Many have focused on the violence which forged unification; others have highlighted the clash of authoritarian, anti-democratic, and anti-Semitic traditions with rapid industrialization and modernization. Germany, 1871-1945 presents a pragmatic interpretation of German history, from the unification to the end of the Nazi regime. This more open approach acknowledges the strong trend in German society towards modernization and democratization, particularly before 1914, while also highlighting the factors which propelled Germany toward World War I. The rise of the Nazis also demands a close analysis of the economic and political instability of the 1920s and early 1930s. Finally, a detailed assessment of the Third Reich explains how the regime's early successes fostered a loyalty and acceptance that remained hard to shake until disaster was obvious and unavoidable.