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The Allied landings on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have assumed legendary status in the annals of World War II. But in overly romanticizing D-day, Olivier Wieviorka argues, we have lost sight of the full picture. Normandy offers a balanced, complete account that reveals the successes and weaknesses of the titanic enterprise.

Year: 2008     Genre: Liberation of France

The French Resistance

"Whatever happens, the flame of French resistance must not and will not go out." As Charles de Gaulle ended his radio address to the French nation in June 1940, listeners must have felt a surge of patriotism tinged with uncertainty. Who would keep the flame burning through dark years of occupation? At what cost?

Year: 2016     Genre: Liberation of France

The Resistance in Western Europe 1940-1945

In just three months in 1940, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France fell to the Nazis. The German occupation of Western Europe had begun--but a brave few rose up in defiance. National resistance has long been celebrated in remembrances of World War II, depicted as making significant contributions to the defeat of Nazi Germany. However, the so-called army of shadows drew heavily on the support of London and Washington, a fact often forgotten in postwar Europe.

Year: 2019     Genre: WWII: Europe


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The Landings to the Liberation of Paris
Liberation of France, Non-Fiction
2016The French ResistanceLiberation of France, France, Non-Fiction
2019The Resistance in Western Europe 1940-1945WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction




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